Mashed Potatoes With Caramelized Onions

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Mashed potatoes with carmelized onions

These mashed potatoes are comfort food at its best, and caramelized onions make this all-time favorite even better.

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  • 6Servings


  • 1½ pounds small red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 cup chopped Vidalia or other sweet onion
  • ⅔ cup milk or non-dairy substitute
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


1. Cover potatoes with water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 14 minutes or until tender. 

2. Drain and return to saucepan.

3. Heat butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook 12 minutes or until golden, stirring frequently. Set aside.

4. Add milk, salt, and pepper to potatoes. Mash the mixture with a potato masher or fork to desired consistency.

5. Stir in onions.