4 Tips for Classic Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

By: Hilary Meyer

My grandmother used to make the most amazing smooth-as-silk mashed potatoes that were never gummy, lumpy or dry. What was her secret? Tons of butter and whole milk.

I would love to follow in her footsteps and make her recipe as is, but I would have to spend the next month on the treadmill working those potatoes off.

So I've decided to forgo my grandmother's version of classic, fluffy mashed potatoes and look into healthier ways to get the same result. We've tested and developed many mashed potato recipes in the EatingWell Test Kitchen, discovering a few tips to getting the classic fluffy result without the aid of tons of butter and full-fat milk.

Check out the slideshow above for tips on making fluffy mashed potatoes and related recipes.

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