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Mashed Potatoes


Yukon Gold potatoes give this yummy side dish a naturally buttery taste.

Serves: 8 servings


  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 cup skim milk, or more if needed
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

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  1. Place the potatoes in a large saucepan and add water to cover.
  2. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender and can easily be pierced with a fork.
  3. Drain the potatoes and return to the pan.
  4. With a potato masher, mash the potatoes with the milk, adding more if necessary to get a smooth consistency.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Yukon Gold potatoes have such a buttery taste and texture that no added fat is needed. You can easily make these into garlic mashed potatoes by boiling 6 peeled garlic cloves with the potatoes and mashing the garlic along with the potatoes.

excerpted from:

From The Weeknight Survival Cookbook: How to Make Healthy Meals in 10 Minutes by Dena Irwin, R.D. Copyright 1998 by Dena Irwin. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

To order this book visit www.wiley.com.

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