Traditional Mashed Potatoes Recipe
- 6 medium potatoes, (about 2 pounds), peeled and cubed
- 1/2 cup warm whole milk (70° to 80°) or heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup butter, cubed
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- Dash pepper
- 1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, uncovered, until very tender (easily pierced with a fork), 20-25 minutes. Drain. Add remaining ingredients; mash until light and fluffy. Yield: 6 servings (about 4-1/2 cups).
Test Kitchen tips
3/4 cup: 168 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 367mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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."