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Rainbow Spuds

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Category: Side Dishes

 Ingredients List

  • 2 lb All-purpose or waxy
  • -potatoes; peeled and cut
  • -into 2-inch chunks
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/3 c Milk
  • 3 tb Butter


Place the potatoes in a medium saucepan and add enough water to cover them;
add the salt and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low,
cover and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until very tender; drain well.
Return the potatoes to the saucepan over low heat. Mash with a potato
masher or fork. Add the milk and butter and continue mashing until smooth
and well-blended.

Note: Here's how we get our rainbow-colored potatoes:

For Hot Pink Potatoes: Add 1 can (8 1/4 ounces) beets, drained, to the
cooked potatoes and mash. For a smoother texture, puree the beets in a food
processor before adding. For Green Potatoes: Add 2 whole, peeled garlic
cloves to the potatoes before cooking. Thaw a 10-ounce package of frozen
chopped spinach and squeeze dry. Add to the cooked potatoes and mash.
Season with nutmeg. For Carrot or Parsnip Mashed Potatoes: Substitute 1
pound peeled carrots or parsnips, cut into 1/2-inch slices, for 1 pound of
the potatoes. Cook parsnips along with the potatoes and mash as above until
well combined.

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