McDonald's Mashed Potatoes

McDonald's Mashed Potatoes
Staff Writer

Emily Jacobs

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, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 20g 32%
  • Carbs 23g 8%
  • Saturated 13g 63%
  • Fiber 3g 10%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 4g
  • Monounsaturated 5g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 4g 8%
  • Cholesterol 55mg 18%
  • Sodium 36mg 1%
  • Calcium 87mg 9%
  • Magnesium 33mg 8%
  • Potassium 569mg 16%
  • Iron 1mg 5%
  • Zinc 1mg 4%
  • Phosphorus 126mg 18%
  • Vitamin A 181µg 20%
  • Vitamin C 23mg 38%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 8%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 9%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 6%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 18%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 22µg 6%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 4%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 3%
  • Vitamin K 5µg 6%
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