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You don't need to wait until Thanksgiving to make mashed potatoes! I often make this recipe for easy mashed potatoes during the week for my family. I peel, rinse and quarter the potatoes whenever I have time during the day, place them in a large stock pot, and cover them with water. Raw potatoes will not get brown if they are immersed in water after peeling. About 40 minutes before dinner, place the potatoes on to boil and enjoy mashed potatoes even on a weeknight.

Easy Mashed Potatoes

(Prep Time: 15 minutes. Cooking Time: 25 minutes)

5 # Idaho potatoes
4 Tablespoons butter
¾ cup, milk or fat free half and half
1 ½ teaspoons salt

1. Peel potatoes, rinse and cut into quarters
2. Place potatoes in a large stock pot and cover them completely with water.
3. Boil potatoes until fork tender (usually about 20-30 minutes depending on the size the potato pieces)
4. Drain potatoes. Add remaining ingredients and mash with a potato masher ,or use a hand or stand mixer to mash.

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