Fixing Runny Mashed Potatoes

November 9, 2006

Mashed potatoes with melting butter on top.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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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?


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October 6, 20170 found this helpful
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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
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Put them in the microwave heating in 30 second intervals until the water is gone.

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November 24, 2011

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.

November 25, 20111 found this helpful

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

November 28, 20110 found this helpful

Instant potatoe flakes will work.

November 30, 20110 found this helpful

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

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

November 14, 20170 found this helpful

Very easy way out for fickle-minded people. Where has love, commitment, patience and perseverance gone?

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