Why You Should Learn How to Make Mashed Potatoes From Scratch

Anyone who has tried both instant and homemade mashed potatoes can tell you that the homemade kind blows the instant kind out of the water! There really is no comparison. Plus, they couldn’t be easier to make. If you don’t already know how to whip up a delectable pot of homemade mashed potatoes, don’t wait another day to learn! 

They’re Delicious

Few foods are as comforting as warm, creamy, buttery mashed potatoes! They hit just the right spots when you are craving something like mama used to make. Homemade mashed potatoes start with the perfect potatoes. It is hard to go wrong with any starchy potato, but most chefs would agree that the best potatoes for mashing are russets, Yukon golds, and Idaho potatoes. Once you have boiled your potatoes until they are soft, all they need is some butter and salt to reach absolute perfection. If you can get your hands on some gourmet flavored butter, all the better!

They’re Easy to Eat

Mashed potatoes are perfect when you are on a soft foods diet. Maybe you just got braces. If so, congratulations! Or maybe you just had your wisdom teeth or tonsils removed. If so, our condolences! Either way, you can only eat so much ice cream and pudding before you desperately need something savory. Enter mashed potatoes! Mashed potatoes are perfect foods for anyone who’s got braces recently. They will give you the break you so desperately need from the sickly sweetness of your typical soft-food diet.

They’re a Cinch to Make

If you want to really impress your friends or family at your next potluck or dinner party with minimal effort, whip up a bowl of homemade mashed potatoes! With just a couple of ingredients and a throw-everything-in approach, nothing could be easier. If you can chop potatoes and boil water, you’ve got this in the bag! Everyone will wonder where your inner chef has been hiding all this time! And who doesn’t want to seem better than they really are at something? It’s a win-win! 

If you have grown up all your life on instant mashed potatoes, you have no idea what you’re missing! It is almost a crime to be misled into thinking that watery, thin, bland, dehydrated potato flakes could ever take the place of buttery, creamy, real-potato heaven. The potato simply doesn’t get any better than made from scratch mashed potatoes! 

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