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Best Mashed Potato Recipes

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Category: Healthy Recipes, Potatoes

 Ingredients List

  • 8 potatoes (or 2 per person), peeled
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted
  • ½ cup milk (or cream for richer potatoes), room temperature
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Cut potatoes in small chunks, cover with salted water, and boil just until tender (about 20 minutes or so). Drain well (important). Once drained, put the uncovered pan of potatoes on the burner over medium heat for just a couple of minutes; this will steam off any additional water so your potatoes will be fluffier ”“ careful not to scorch them.

Once all water has evaporated, remove from the heat and immediately add the butter and milk. Mash with a food masher, using an up and down motion, just enough to remove the lumps ”“ do not stir them, as your potatoes will end up like glue. Salt and pepper to taste.

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