McDonald's Mashed Potatoes

Emily Jacobs


  • McDonald's medium fries
  • 1 1/2 Pound  potatoes, peeled and diced into large chunks
  • stick butter
  • 1 Cup  whole milk
  • 1/2 Cup  sour cream
  •   Salt and pepper, to taste

Few can resist the salty crunch of a McDonald's fry, and what's better than enjoying them alongside a Big Mac? Having them on your Thanksgiving plate. This recipe gives a Thanksgiving classic — mashed potatoes — a face-lift with the notorious fried potato from the fast-food chain. 


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

On a cutting board, cut the fries into medium-sized, ½-inch chunks.

Place the puréed fries onto a baking sheet and bake in the oven for about 5 minutes, until crisp tender. Turn the heat down to 200 degrees and keep warm until ready to incorporate into the mashed potatoes.

Place the potatoes in a medium-sized saucepan filled with heavily salted water. Bring to a boil, and boil gently for 12 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender. Drain, and add to a food processor or blender. Add the butter, milk, and sour cream and purée until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

Add the mashed potatoes to a bowl and slowly fold in the crisp puréed McDonald’s fries. Serve hot.


Special thanks to Emily Jacobs of Sage Recipes for helping us test this recipe. 


Calories per serving:

285 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Sugar Conscious, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Oil Added, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 123g 189%
  • Carbs 136g 45%
  • Saturated 76g 380%
  • Fiber 16g 63%
  • Trans 4g
  • Sugars 21g
  • Monounsaturated 32g
  • Polyunsaturated 5g
  • Protein 25g 50%
  • Cholesterol 327mg 109%
  • Sodium 213mg 9%
  • Calcium 524mg 52%
  • Magnesium 200mg 50%
  • Potassium 3,416mg 98%
  • Iron 6mg 33%
  • Zinc 3mg 23%
  • Phosphorus 757mg 108%
  • Vitamin A 1,088µg 121%
  • Vitamin C 135mg 225%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 47%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 51%
  • Niacin (B3) 8mg 38%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 109%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 133µg 33%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 27%
  • Vitamin D 5µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 3mg 17%
  • Vitamin K 29µg 36%
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