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Basic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Basic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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How To Make Basic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Complement your roasts and stews with a hearty side dish, no other than mashed potatoes. These mashed potato recipes will have you top it off with gravy or spiced seasons. Take your pick on this classic side dish, and pair it nicely with your favorite main courses. So get mashing and pick off a flavor from our delicious mashed potato recipes!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 2 pounds of potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper


  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 15-20 minutes.

  2. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot. Add in the milk, butter, salt, and black pepper.

  3. Mash the potatoes using a potato masher or a fork until smooth and creamy.

  4. Taste and adjust the seasonings if needed.

  5. Serve hot as a side dish with your favorite main course.


  • Calories : 300kcal
  • Total Fat : 12g
  • Saturated Fat : 7g
  • Cholesterol : 30mg
  • Sodium : 320mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 40g
  • Dietary Fiber : 4g
  • Sugar : 2g
  • Protein : 6g
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