Basic Mashed Potatoes

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  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    20 m
  • Ready In

    35 m
Esmee
Recipe by  Esmee

“If you love good, old fashioned mashed potatoes this is the perfect recipe. Simple and delicious.”

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Ingredients

Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes; drain.
  2. 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. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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Reviews (161)

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Navy_Mommy
545

Navy_Mommy

Perfect mashed potatoes. Heating the milk and butter is a must, I didn't realize what a difference it would make, my potatoes were not gummy and they stayed hot longer.

Jillian
427

Jillian

Great recipe for "good old fashioned" mashed potatoes! It's straight forward and just plain delicious. The perfect mashed potato for your favorite gravy! I always heat up my milk in the microwave and add it to the potatoes (sometimes use half n half to make them creamier). You just can't go wrong with this classic recipe for comfort food!

ChefNan
363

ChefNan

Take about 8 cloves of raw garlic and throw them into the water with the potatos and let them cook together. They will be soft and mash easily. TO DIE FOR

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 257 cal
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 7.2 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs
  • 43.7 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 5.6 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 76 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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