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Mashed Potatoes with Russet Potatoes & Macaroni Recipe

Mashed Potatoes with Russet Potatoes & Macaroni Recipe

Love Keil
Mashed Potatoes with Russet Potatoes & Macaroni served with cheddar cheese, melted butter and freshly chopped chives. Best way to use leftover mashed potatoes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Pasta Recipe, Potato Recipe, Side Dish
Cuisine Russian


  • 5 medium Idaho Potatoes peeled & cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 cup uncooked pasta cooked according to the package
  • 5 tablespoons butter cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup milk warm
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives finely chopped
  • sharp cheddar cheese optional for garnish


  • Cook pasta following instruction on the package.
  • Put potato into a cooking pot, add water and season with 2 teaspoons of salt. Bring it to a boil and cook for about 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are soft when pocked with a fork.
  • Carefully drain water from the pot, add butter and milk to potatoes, mash with potato masher until fluffy texture (to make mashed potato extra fluffy use hand mixer).
  • Taste mashed potatoes, if needed season more with salt to taste, then add cooked pasta.
  • Serve with melted butter, freshly cracked black pepper, cheddar cheese and freshly chopped chives. Enjoy!


Tip - this recipe is perfect for using Thanksgiving leftover mashed potatoes.  You will need about 3 1/2 cups of mashed potatoes. 
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