- 6 medium potatoes, (about 2 pounds), peeled and cubed
- 1/2 cup warm whole milk or heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- Dash pepper
- Place potatoes in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, uncovered, until very tender and easily pierced with a fork, 20-25 minutes. Drain well.
- Add milk, butter, salt and pepper. Mash until light and fluffy. Yield: 6 servings (about 4-1/2 cups).
Reviews for Traditional Mashed Potatoes
"This was my first time making mashed potatoes and we all enjoyed these. I followed the recipe as written."
"I like this recipe. I added sour cream and garlic for a little extra flavor. The recipe is very simple. It is an easy recipe to make many different variations of. Overall I will be making again in many different ways."