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How many potatoes?

Is there a general rule for how many potatoes I need for mashed potatoes per person?

asked by Hipimama almost 6 years ago

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Emily12
added almost 6 years ago

I think it's about 2 per person depending on the size of the potatoes.

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Reiney
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added almost 6 years ago

It really depends on how large the potatoes are, and how much mash you want to serve - if you're talking the large russets, 1/2-1 each would probably be fine, with no leftovers. I usually err on the side of too much because they do seem to go quickly.

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Kristen W.
Kristen W.

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added almost 6 years ago

I go by weight: 2 lbs serves 4-6 people.

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