Lighter Mashed Potatoes

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Good Food For Bad Days

Good Food For Bad Days

By Jack Monroe

Published 2020

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If the previous recipe for potatoes, with two-thirds of a packet of butter in, made you feel slightly nauseated, then this one may be more up your street. Only slightly less rich than the original, the mayo makes it creamier and lighter in flavour.


  • 500 g potatoes
  • 100 g light mayonnaise
  • salt and pepper, to taste


First peel your potatoes, if you’d rather, or don’t if you prefer a rougher texture and a little more fibre to your spuds. (If you aren’t peeling them, give them a good scrub under the tap.)

Dice your spuds and pop them into a large saucepan. Cover with water and season generously with salt. Bring to the boil on your largest hob ring, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 15 minutes, or u