Mom’s Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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This Mom’s mashed potatoes recipe is the creamiest, tastiest mash ever. They’re easy to make too so you can quickly cook up a batch to accompany your meals!

Mom’s Mashed Potatoes Recipe

How To Make Mom's Mashed Potatoes

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins


  • 2 lb potatoes, preferably red potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 8 cups water
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, cubed and softened
  • ¼ cup milk, hot
  • salt and ground white pepper, to taste

To serve:

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¼ tsp parsley, chopped


  1. Boil potatoes in water for 12 to 15 minutes until fork-tender. Drain once potatoes are done.

  2. Mash the potatoes using any tool of your choice then transfer them to a mixing bowl.

  3. While the mashed potatoes are still warm, add the butter and mix until the butter has melted and is evenly incorporated into the potatoes.

  4. Gradually add your milk until the mashed potatoes become smooth. You may need to keep the potatoes warm through a microwave, by heating them up in 10-second bursts over medium.

  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust accordingly.

  6. Portion your mashed potatoes accordingly, then top with butter and garnish with parsley. Best eaten while the butter is slowly melting on top of the potatoes.


  • Sugar: 2g
  • :
  • Calcium: 30mg
  • Calories: 185kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Cholesterol: 31mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 526mg
  • Protein: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 7g
  • Sodium: 42mg
  • Vitamin A: 373IU
  • Vitamin C: 10mg
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