# How many potatoes is 3 and 1/2 cups?

## How many potatoes is 3 and 1/2 cups?

One pound of russet potatoes equals approximately 3-1/2 cups chopped or 2 to 3 cups mashed.

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**What is the correct portion size for mashed potatoes?**

The United States Department of Agriculture considers that a serving of mashed potatoes is 1 cup, which equals 210 grams (g) or almost half a pound (0.46 pounds). But don’t let anyone dictate(r) to you the size of a mashed potato serving. If you want to eat 2 cups, or even 3, it’s your decision.

### What is the ratio of potato flakes to water?

for this much mashed potato | use this much water | this many potato flakes |
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1 cup (+ 2 T.) | 1 cup | 3/4 cup |

2 cups (+ 1/4 c.) | 2 cups | 1 1/2 cups |

**How many potatoes are needed for mashed potatoes for 2?**

These Mashed Potatoes for Two couldn’t be simpler to make. You just need one medium to large potato (or a couple reds), some butter, cream or milk, and salt, and you’re 15 minutes away from an excellent small batch of mashed potatoes.

#### How many potatoes make 1 cup of mashed potatoes?

We found that it took 1 medium white potato to obtain 1 cup of either sliced or shredded potato. When dicing we needed 1.25 potatoes to reach the 1 cup mark. When preparing French fries, it took 1.3 potatoes to result in about 1 cup. However, when measuring for 1 cup of mashed, 2 whole potatoes did the trick.

**How much is 2 cups of potatoes?**

Vegetable Measurements for Recipes

Asparagus | 1 pound = 3 cups chopped |
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Peas | 1 pound whole = 1 to 1-1/2 cups shelled |

Potatoes | 1 pound (3 medium) sliced = 2 cups mashed |

Pumpkin | 1 pound = 4 cups chopped = 2 cups cooked and drained |

Spinach | 1 pound = 3/4 to 1 cup cooked |

## How many potatoes do you need for one person?

Serving Size: As a side dish, you should plan on ½ pound of potatoes per person. That means if you are planning on 10 people, use 5 pounds of potatoes. 4 people, use 2 pounds of potatoes. To freeze leftover mashed potatoes, allow to cool then place in a freezer-safe bag.

**How many potatoes is one serving?**

According to the USDA Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate a serving of potato is 1 cup diced, mashed or baked or 1 medium boiled potato.

### How do I substitute potato flakes for potatoes?

Potato Flour vs Potato Flakes Potato flakes are made by mashing potatoes, drying them, and then crushing them into flakes. Potato flour and potato flakes can be used interchangeably in recipes if you get the ratios right. Substitute potato flakes for potato flour on a 2 to 1 ratio.

**How you make mashed potatoes from scratch?**

Directions

- Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes; drain.
- In a small saucepan heat butter and milk over low heat until butter is melted. Using a potato masher or electric beater, slowly blend milk mixture into potatoes until smooth and creamy.

#### What is 1 lb of potatoes?

Two

Two medium-sized potatoes, big enough to comfortably fit in your hands, total one pound.

**How many potatoes Makes 4 cups?**

Vegetable Measurements for Recipes

Asparagus | 1 pound = 3 cups chopped |
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Parsnips | 1 pound unpeeled = 1-1/2 cups cooked and pureed |

Peas | 1 pound whole = 1 to 1-1/2 cups shelled |

Potatoes | 1 pound (3 medium) sliced = 2 cups mashed |

Pumpkin | 1 pound = 4 cups chopped = 2 cups cooked and drained |

## How many potatoes is 2 cups?

**How many calories are in 1 cup of homemade mashed potatoes?**

There are 210 calories in 1 cup of Mashed Potato.

### How many potatoes mashed 1 cup?

**How many potatoes equals 6 cups?**

Since each cup of mashed potatoes equals about 1/2 pound of potatoes, then for six cups of mashed potatoes, you would need three pounds of potatoes. Six medium-large potatoes or 24-30 small potatoes would be the number of potatoes needed to make six cups of mashed potatoes for your guests.

#### How many potatoes is a serving?

**How much is a portion of mashed potatoes UK?**

boiled and mashed potatoes: Raw, 120g to 170g.

## What does 1 cup of potatoes look like?

We found that it took 1 medium white potato to obtain 1 cup of either sliced or shredded potato. When dicing we needed 1.25 potatoes to reach the 1 cup mark.

**How many potatoes is enough for one person?**

Most people eat about 6 ounces of potatoes per side dish but mashed potatoes are a favorite so expect serving sizes to be just a bit larger, at around 6.5 to 8 ounces. One 5 lb bag of potatoes will be enough for approximately 10 servings.

### Is it easy to make mashed potatoes for two?

Well Karen, you’re in luck. Making mashed potatoes for two is even easier than making a big batch for a crowd. Here’s how I do it. Take a look and add your own tips and suggestions for fluffy, creamy mashed potatoes.

**What is the best type of potato to use for Mash?**

For a fluffy mash, avoid waxy potatoes such as Red Bliss or New Potatoes, as they have a low starch content and don’t absorb much dairy. Go for Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes instead. Russet potatoes will give you the creamiest mash, but if you don’t mind a bit of texture, Yukon Golds are also great. They have more flavour and lovely gold colour.

#### What is the average serving size of mashed potatoes?

That being said the average Mashed Potato Serving Size in the United States is 1 cup or 2.5 scoops per person. This equates approximately to .21kg or 210 grams or 1/2 lb per person.