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Fixing Runny Mashed Potatoes

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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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November 9, 20062 found this helpful

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 24, 20110 found this helpful

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


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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May 15, 20170 found this helpful

Thank you for the idea of the instant potatoes flakes it worked

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June 6, 20170 found this helpful

I added more potatoes and it worked,

sometimes it better to rest them in the fridge for the night, it makes them harder,
then microwave a couple potatoes the next day.
they come out perfect

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July 6, 20170 found this helpful

Divorce husband, throw out potatoes then order Chinese takeaway,

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October 5, 2017

I just made instant potatoes and used the last of the box, however I did not have enough flakes. Now my mashed potatoes are very soupy how can I fix this?


October 5, 20170 found this helpful

Drain off some liquid.

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October 6, 20170 found this helpful

Keeeep cooking it until all the excess water evaporates. I do this with potatoes and cream of wheat :)

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October 11, 20170 found this helpful

Put them in the microwave heating in 30 second intervals until the water is gone.

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