Basic Mashed Potatoes Serves 4

Basic Mashed Potatoes Serves 4

15 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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  • 2 pounds baking potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup milk salt and pepper to taste


  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes; drain.
  2. In a small saucepan heat butter and milk over low heat until butter is melted. Using a potato masher or electric beater, slowly blend milk mixture into potatoes until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Cuisine: Potato | Recipe Type: Baked Potato