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Steaming Potatoes for Mashed Potatoes

Using the steaming process, cooking at a higher temperature

Can I Steam Potatoes for Mashed Potatoes?

Steaming is a process in which food is cooked at a higher temperature than it would normally cook in water. This results in faster cook times than boiling. The reason steaming potatoes is not preferred as a cooking method for mashed potatoes is less starch is released, resulting in gluey mashed potatoes. Submerging the potatoes in water helps remove the excess starch from the potato. Can you still make mashed potatoes by steaming them? Absolutely, they just won’t be as good, as they are when boiled like they are in the ultimate mashed potatoes recipe below.

Pros vs. Cons of Steaming Potatoes for Mashed Potatoes



– Cooks potatoes quickly and evenly.
– Can cook in large batch.



– Excess starch is not removed during cooking, which could result in sticky/gluey mashed potatoes.