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U.S. Marines' Mashed Potatoes

The U.S. Marines share their recipe for mashed potatoes during Fleet Week.

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Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

In a Fleet Week Cook-off extravaganza, U.S. Marines cooks faced off against cooks from the U.S. Navy on Good Morning America. Fast and healthy dishes keep U.S. Navy and Marines going. Try the Mashed Potatoes recipe from the U.S. Marines below.


  • 2 pounds Idaho potatoes, peeled and sliced ½-inch thick
  • 4 Tbsp. sweet butter
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
  • Cooking Directions

    Place potatoes in a large pot with enough water to cover potatoes. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook until potatoes are tender. This should take about 20 minutes.

    Drain potatoes into a colander. Return drained potatoes to the large pot. 4. Add the butter salt, pepper, and half of the milk. Mash potatoes with a masher until smooth and add the remaining milk as you are mashing

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: potatoes, sweet butter

    Course: Side Dish, Starch

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