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simple, perfect mashed potatoes

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Amy H.
Detroit, MI

This is a basic recipe for mashed potatoes. They are creamy and perfect every time, just like my Mom made when we were kids!

(2 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For simple, perfect mashed potatoes

  • 6-8 md
    raw potatoes
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/3 c
    2% or whole milk
  • 1-2 tsp

How To Make simple, perfect mashed potatoes

  • 1
    Peel potatoes and clean under cool tap water.
  • 2
    Cut potatoes into cubes.
  • 3
    Place potatoes in a large pot of Dutch oven. Fill with water about 2-inches above potatoes.
  • 4
    Boil potatoes until soft, about 25 minutes.
  • 5
    Drain well. Return potatoes to pot.
  • 6
    Add remaining ingredients and beat with medium speed of an electric mixer until potatoes reach desired level of consistency.
  • 7