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Using Mayonnaise for Creamy Mashed Potatoes

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This is a guide about creamier mashed potatoes with mayo. Adding some mayonnaise to your mashed potatoes can make them creamy and delicious.
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February 6, 2012

I like to make mashed potatoes with Miracle Whip (not mayonnaise!) instead of butter and milk. The rule is the same, use just what you need for the consistency/taste you want. I learned this many years ago from a great friend and always think of him when I make potatoes. Try it with just a single potato and a small amount, so if you don't care for it, you haven't "ruined" a whole batch! Trust me though, it's delicious!

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By BonnieAlice from Candia, NH

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February 16, 20130 found this helpful
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I stumbled on to this idea when I ran out of milk, I substitued sour cream for the milk. I still mash my potatoes with the sour cream and also add some dried dill to them really tasty.

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September 28, 2011

I love to make mashed potatoes with Miracle Whip (not mayonnaise) instead of the usual butter/milk combo. Just add an amount to give the taste and texture you want, it's really different and delicious.

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March 20, 20110 found this helpful

Try using low fat mayo' to make creamy mashed potatoes.

By B. from BC, Canada

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Creamier Mashed Potatoes With Mayo

In a hurry, and not enough mayo?, If you have it, use some fat free, or low fat sour cream. It adds a very mild flavor and moist taste that is as popular with us as is the mayo. (07/01/2009)

By Loretta

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June 30, 20090 found this helpful

To make your mashed potatoes creamier, add a dollop of mayonnaise. I usually just add however much I want. If you are watching your weight you might want to substitute low-fat mayo instead.

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