There is just something about that comfort food. 🙂 This is my Traditional Holiday Mashed Potatoes recipe that is SO EASY! I myself do not lighten this recipe up, however, I gave some great tips on how too- (See Below).
The best part is…you can make this 1-2 days ahead and save yourself some time in the chaotic kitchen during the holidays!
The last step is to just heat up the mashed potatoes and then stir with the butter. I like to leave the skin on my potatoes (after all that it where you get your nutrients!!) but if you want to take it off, you can. Listen up for some other great GREAT TIPS below…
- Cook them with the skin on, then when you are ready to peel, the skin comes right off instead of wasting a ton of time peeling away. 😉
- Another tip to get the BEST Mashers: Add only warm milk to them, not cold or you will get glue texture!
I love how simple these are, salt, butter, and cream, but you can add garlic to this too. I again make them as listed below with no modifacations.
Also, try ALL my Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes!
NOTE: To “Lighten” this recipe, simply try fat-free half and half or low-fat milk of your choice (Low-fat Buttermilk is a great choice) and reduce/cut-out the butter and season to your liking. I normally do not love fat-free anything, but in exception to a rich meal that happens once a year, I am okay with it. But then get rid of it or just use the real stuff!
Enjoy mindfully and slowly!