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Bay Leaf Mashed Potatoes

Add savory flavor to mashed potatoes by cooking the potatoes with bay leaves.

15 mins Prep time 20 mins Cook time
15 mins Prep time
20 mins Cook time
  • Place potatoes and bay leaves in 4-quart saucepan. Add water to cover. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.

  • Drain and return potatoes to pan. Remove bay leaves. Add salt and white pepper. Mash with potato masher, gradually adding milk, then butter. Serve immediately.

Cooking tip

Test Kitchen Tip: For even more flavor, use Kitchen Basics® Original Chicken Stock in place of water to cook potatoes.

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Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • Calories: 182Cholesterol: 17mg
  • Sodium: 354mgProtein: 3g
  • Total Fat: 6gFiber: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 29g

Ratings & Reviews: 2

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  • Don O. on 11/26/2014

    Glad you recommended russets, these on average have a high starch low moisture profile, resulting in dry and fluffy mashed potatoes. Reds are waxy, and while OK are a high moisture, yellows a medium moisture. Chef John of Food Wishes uses the Idaho Russet Burbank, cuts in half for even boiling.

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  • Don O. on 11/26/2014

    You can boil the potatoes ahead of time, as much as 24 hours if you let cool in water and refrigerate. To keep from turning gray I recommend 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white wine vinegar to a gallon of water.

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