Kitchen Basics 101: Learn How to Make Creamy, Lump-Free Mashed Potatoes

For the next few weeks, Kitchen Basics 101 will help you prepare for Thanksgiving.

Kitchen Basics 101

Kitchen Basics 101: Learn How to Make Creamy, Lump-Free Mashed Potatoes
This week we will tackle mashed potatoes. The mashed potatoes are on of the most important dishes, next to the turkey of course, served on Thanksgiving Day. For some people, making mashed potatoes can be a nightmare. I know it was for me until I started using a RICER which gives you creamy, lump-free mashed potatoes every time.
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Here’s how a ricer works.  Once your potatoes have been boiled and are fork tender, drain and place them in the ricer.  Close the ricer and “push” the potatoes through.
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The boiled potatoes come out through all the little holes in the ricer with NO lumps.  This only takes a few minutes; quicker than using an electric mixer.  
Stir your favorite ingredients into the riced potatoes to make them “Thanksgiving” delicious.  I usually add melted butter, heavy cream or milk, garlic (powdered or minced), salt and a little pepper. Serve with plenty of delicious gravy.  
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Be sure and come back next week!  Kitchen Basics 101 will tackle making the perfect gravy!  


  1. says

    Looks really yummy! I always wanted to try the ricer like that, but I never actually bought one. I thought that it was rather hard to mash the potatoes with it, but is seems so easy. I must try it one day:)
    Thanks for sharing at Foodies & Crafties Soirée!
    Gosia | Kiddie Foodies

  2. says

    Thanks for joining us at the Foodies and Crafties soiree! Just shared this post on my Facebook page- I know so many folks are gearing up for Thanksgiving already!

  3. says

    Great post for Mashed Potato lovers, and we are! Hope you are having a great day and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen


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