Basic Mashed Potatoes

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"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 is 8-12 servings


  • 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 by Step Method

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.


  • Electric mixer

2 Reviews


Basic, perfect mashed potatoes. LOVED them.


review by:
(6 Aug 2023)


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


review by:
(21 Sep 2016)

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