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Simple Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Simple mashed potatoes recipe! Mashed potatoes are basically cooked potatoes mashed with some ingredients. Mashed potatoes are fluffy potato dish that is loved by all.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes, potatoes recipe, Simple mashed potatoes recipe
Author: Bunmi


  • Potato Masher


  • 5 pounds Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • sticks salted butter ( cut into small bits)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoon salt
  • 2 cloves Garlic( optional)
  • black pepper


  • Peel your potatoes( optional).
  • Cut potatoes into cubes.
  • Put potatoes in cold water, add the salt, garlic cloves(optional)and boil for 15 minutes or until done.
  • Drain out all the water completely
  • Add the cut butter to the potatoes and mash with a potato masher.
  • Warm the milk and add as you mash your potatoes, Do not over mash
  • Serve hot, season with pepper if desired.


Use a fork to check if your potatoes are ready before draining and mashing. Cut the potatoes about the same size, so they can cook at the same rate and to avoid lumps from undercooked potatoes and lumps in your mashed potatoes
 Use the right type of potatoes, starchy potatoes are best for fluffy mashed potatoes. Yukon Gold, Russet potatoes s are great for mashing.
Boil your potatoes in cold salted water, to avoid unevenly cooked and bland potatoes. Do not oversalt your potatoes.