Updated: Mar 7
These dreamy whipped potatoes are perfect, period. Whipped to creamy, fluffy perfection, they are so good you be looking for main dishes to serve this with! Take it to the next level by adding a few tablespoons of this easy homemade garlic herb butter and you will have a side dish that was made in heaven! These delicious, buttery, and mouthwatering potatoes will steal the show at your next dinner and everyone will be going back for more!
I love to make these potatoes when I am looking for a comforting and hearty side or when we are entertaining because they are just that good! We recently had some dinner guests over and I made these to accompany a delicious filet, and the loved these whipped potatoes so much they went back for thirds!
Why Russet Potatoes are So Good For You!
In the past, white potatoes, such as russets, have received a bad wrap for not being healthy for you since they are a "white" food, but this is very far from the truth. Let's just talk about all the benefits your body gains from these nutrient rich tubers!
Russet potatoes are so good for you because they contain various vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and flavonoids . This includes an array of B vitamins to support your metabolism, and vitamin C, an antioxidant, that is necessary in health and in the protection of your cells.
Did someone say minerals? Well, russet potatoes are high in minerals and contain calcium, zinc, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium. Did you know that potassium is the fourth most abundant mineral in your body? It is an essential electrolyte necessary in nervous system function, metabolism, hydration, and in regulating your heartbeat .
Does Organic Matter? That depends on what you are buying, and when it comes to potatoes, I always buy organic and here's why...root veggies grow underground and absorb everything in the soil they are grown in. This is a personal choice, and not everything you buy has to be organic, check out EWG's Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen as they update their list of the recommend produce they recommend buying organically if possible as well as the conventional ones that are safe to buy.
Grab a bag of some russets and let's get cooking!
Whipped Potatoes Ingredients
3 lbs Organic Russet Potatoes, peeled and large diced (2”)
1 Tbsp Fine Sea Salt
1/4 cup Grass-Fed Butter, melted
1 cup Organic Whole Milk, warmed
How to Make Whipped Potatoes
1. Peel the potatoes and cut then into 2" chunks.
2. Add the potatoes to a large pot and fill with enough water to cover the potatoes.
3. Bring the potatoes to a boil over high heat.
4. Once the water starts to boil, reduce the heat to medium-high and cook for about 12-15 minutes until the potatoes are very tender.
5. Remove from heat and drain the potatoes in a colander.
6. Allow the potatoes to sit for 3-5 minutes to let all the water drain out.
7. Transfer the potatoes to the bowl of a standing mixer or back to the pot you boiled the them in if you are using an electric hand mixer.
8. Add the salt, milk and butter and whip on high for 5-minutes until light and fluffy, stopping to scrap as needed.
9. Top with a few slices of garlic herb butter or grass-fed butter and serve!
Q: Why are my potatoes not fluffy?
A: This recipe is specific to russet potatoes as the texture yields a light and fluffy texture when whipped. Other potatoes, such as Yukon or red potatoes, are great for mashed potatoes as they are more dense.
Q: Can I use plant milk?
A: Yes, however, the texture may not be as creamy as plant milk typically does not have the fat content that whole milk does.
Q: Can I use ghee?
A: 100% yes!
Q: Can I leave the skin on?
A: Yes, but it will change the texture and make the whipped potatoes more chunky.
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I hope you enjoy this as much as my family does. - Amy