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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you make homemade mashed potatoes?

Learn How to Make Homemade Mashed Potatoes

Cooking potatoes in water for mashed potatoes can take anywhere between 30 and 45 minutes depending on the size dice, peel on or peel off, type of potato used, type of cooking vessel being used, whether a lid is being used, the temperature of the water before cooking, and the altitude at which you are cooking the potatoes.  All these variables can impact the time it takes to cook raw potatoes to fork-tender in water for mashed.  Some tips to speed up the cooking process are to change the cooking method.  Steaming potatoes for mashed can be faster than boiling.  To save even more time dehydrated potato flakes can be used.

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