Tailgating Mashed Potatoes

Tailgating Mashed Potatoes

Recipe Rating: 3.8017
Serves 8

Try a big batch of these super-flavorful potatoes for your next potluck or tailgating party. This makes about 8 generous portions, but you can easily double it. Keep the mashed potatoes warm in a slow cooker, then set up a festive bar of garnishes so that everyone can customize their bowls. Looking for a vegan version?

  • 2 1/2 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 medium (12-ounce) sweet potato, peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Toppings of choice: sour cream, crispy kale, roasted mushrooms, frizzled shallots or onions, shredded cheese, diced avocado, crumbled bacon, etc.

Place Yukon Gold and sweet potatoes in a large saucepan and cover by 1 inch with salted water. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer until very tender, about 15 minutes. Drain potatoes and run them through a ricer or food mill, or return them to the pot and mash them with a potato masher. 

Place the pot with potatoes over medium-low heat and stir in milk, butter, salt and cayenne. If you like, you can transfer potatoes to a slow cooker to keep warm. Serve warm with toppings of choice.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 180 calories (45 from fat), 5g total fat, 3.5g saturated fat, 15mg cholesterol, 320mg sodium, 31g carbohydrates, (3 g dietary fiber, 4g sugar), 4g protein.
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