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Fixing Runny Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes with melting butter on top.

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.



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Tip: Fixing Runny Mashed Potatoes

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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Here are questions related to Fixing Runny Mashed Potatoes.

Question: Mashed Potatoes Too Runny

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

Most Recent Answer

By Denise11/30/2011

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