Easy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Nina Kelley Modified: March 25, 2022
Easy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

How To Make Easy Mashed Potatoes

Try these fluffy and buttery mashed potatoes that pair perfectly with a variety of dishes. This recipe takes only 5 ingredients to make!

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 5lbspotatoes,either Russet or a mix with Russet and Yukon
  • ½cupunsalted butter
  • cupwhole milk
  • tspkosher salt
  • ¼tspcoarse ground black pepper


  1. Peel and quarter potatoes and put in cold water until ready to cook (up to 4 hours ahead of time).

  2. In a large stockpot bring 1 gallon of water and 2 tablespoons of salt to a boil along with the potatoes and boil for 15 to 18 minutes.

  3. Add the milk and butter together in a small saucepan and heat until steaming.

  4. Drain the potatoes and put them back into the pot on low heat and mash them well before adding in the milk and butter mixture. Continue to mash the potatoes until as creamy as desired.


  • Calories: 221.73kcal
  • Fat: 8.28g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.16g
  • Trans Fat: 0.31g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.10g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.40g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.70g
  • Fiber: 4.17g
  • Sugar: 2.16g
  • Protein: 4.33g
  • Cholesterol: 21.69mg
  • Sodium: 253.39mg
  • Calcium: 40.63mg
  • Potassium: 816.53mg
  • Iron: 1.49mg
  • Vitamin A: 70.94µg
  • Vitamin C: 37.23mg
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