Easy Homemade Mashed Potatoes

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 10

Ingredients

  • 8 to 10 medium russet potatoes (about 3 lb.), peeled, cut into quarters
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, if desired
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/4 cup hot milk

Steps

  • 1
    Place potatoes in large saucepan; add enough water to cover. Add 3/4 teaspoon of the salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover loosely and boil gently for 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes break apart easily when pierced with fork. Drain well.
  • 2
    Return potatoes to saucepan; shake saucepan gently over low heat for 1 to 2 minutes to evaporate any excess moisture.
  • 3
    Mash potatoes with potato masher until no lumps remain. Add butter, pepper and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; continue mashing, gradually adding enough milk to make potatoes smooth and creamy.

  • Add fresh thyme leaves, flaky salt and lots of freshly ground pepper to these easy mashed potatoes before serving.
  • Already know how to make mashed potatoes? Switch it up with these 2-ingredient Easy Slow-Cooker Mashed Potatoes that save room on the stovetop.
  • When cutting your potatoes, try to keep the pieces all about the same size. This will help the potatoes cook evenly and in the same amount of time.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/10 of Recipe
Calories
140
Calories from Fat
25
Total Fat
3g
5%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
250mg
10%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
1g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
20%
20%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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