Updated: Jun 28
Aside from the turkey, what’s Thanksgiving without potatoes?! Whether you prefer them mashed or sweet, here’s an easy way to reduce food waste and punch up the nutritional value of your potato dish: leave the skins on! That’s right, no time wasted peeling and no skins going down the disposal means more time to visit with your family and friends while watching football.
Potatoes are an excellent source of potassium, a mineral which contributes to muscle, heart, and blood pressure health. You’ll also get a shot of Vitamin C, an antioxidant that supports your immune system and it good for cardiovascular health and iron absorption. Spuds also contain folate (vitamin B9) which is important for red blood cell formation
Potatoes have very little fat content while being a gluten-free food.
So don’t let a single bit of your potato go to waste! Leave the skins on and reap the benefits of all the potato’s powerful nutrients.
Easy-Peasy Tasty Waste-free Mashed Potatoes
5 lbs White Potatoes
6 tbsp. butter
1 cup milk
2 sprigs rosemary (fresh has the best flavor)
1 tsp. parsley
1. Cut up raw potatoes into cubes/chunks (leave on the skins!)
2. Bring a large pot of water to boil, then add potato chunks.
3. Cook until tender and drain.
4. Place steaming potatoes in large glass bowl.
5. And milk, softened butter, and rosemary/parsley for white or cinnamon and brown sugar to sweet (I never measure, I season for taste and consistency. I go easy on the milk and add as needed so the mashed potatoes don’t have a runny consistency).
6. Work that mixer and blend thoroughly. Enjoy the added flavor and texture of the skins!