Basic Mashed Potatoes

8-12
Servings
15m
Prep Time
45m
Cook Time
1h
Ready In


"Everyone says that their grandmother or mother made the best mashed potatoes but my grandmother truly did. Try and use the best butter available and not margarine, please. I prefer Kerrygold and it is definitely worth every last bite."

Original recipe yields 8-12 servings
OK

Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (341.4 g)
  • Calories 510.3
  • Total Fat - 35.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 22.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 93.2 mg
  • Sodium - 365.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 45.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 6.8 g
  • Sugars - 4 g
  • Protein - 5.6 g
  • Calcium - 53.3 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 25.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the potato chunks. Keeping the water at or just under a boil, cook potatoes until they are soft enough that a fork moves easily through them (30-40 minutes).

Step 2

Carefully drain the potatoes and return them to the pot.

Step 3

Add the butter and milk to the potatoes. Using an electric mixer, blend the potatoes into a whipped mixture that is not too lumpy. Some lumps are ok and necessary.

Step 4

Add salt and pepper, to taste, and give the potatoes a last stir. Serve immediately.

Tips & Variations


  • Electric mixer

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Bergy (RIP" Forever in our Kitchen)

Just what I was looking for - a basic mashed potato recipe. Very easy with perfect results

(21 Sep 2016)