Fixing Runny Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a delicious side dish. Sometimes you may find that they have become too runny, but there are ways to fix that. This is a guide about fixing mashed potatoes.

Mashed potatoes with melting butter on top.

November 9, 2006 Flag
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If your mashed potatoes are too soupy, put them over medium/low heat with the top off and let them cook for about 10 minutes. Stir potatoes often so the bottom doesn't burn.

By Beck from MI

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November 9, 20060 found this helpful

That's one reason I always keep instant mashed potato flakes in my pantry. If I accidentally put too much milk in my potatoes I just add some flakes until they are the right consistency!

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November 10, 20060 found this helpful

I usually add some instant mashed potato flakes if mine are runny :)

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June 17, 20150 found this helpful

I made them with instant but didn't know I had to much water in the pot when I started to make them. So taking the idea about the 10 mins thing and running with it.... so here goes...

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June 17, 20150 found this helpful

I'd do what Kim does. A handful of instant. I don't want to wait ten more minutes if I've planned them to be done when the main course is.

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November 24, 2011 Flag
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Husband whipped up 5 lbs. of taters while I added 1 stick or 1/2 cup of butter resulting in yummy runny mashed potatoes.

Our question is how to stiffen them back up?

By Jill from MO

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November 24, 20110 found this helpful

I would try adding some instant potato flakes and see if that helps. You only want to add a few at a time.

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November 25, 20111 found this helpful

I agree, adding more instant potato mix would be perfect.

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November 28, 20110 found this helpful

Instant potatoe flakes will work.

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November 30, 20110 found this helpful

If you don't have instant potatoes on hand, tapioca makes a good thickener.

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