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How much mashed potatoes for 5 people?

asked by feed me over 5 years ago
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Stephanie Bourgeois

Stephanie is the Head Recipe Tester of Food52.

added over 5 years ago

Usually a half pound of uncooked potato per person is a good place to start. As long as you have space for leftovers, there is no harm in going over.

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Cynthia is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 5 years ago

For holidays, I usually count 1 1/2 potatoes per person. Everyone gets as much as they want, and you have those heavenly leftovers. At a more sane time, I go with 1 per person.

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