Mashed Potatoes

Mmmmm… I love homemade mashed potatoes. I use my hand masher to make mine but feel free to use a mixer, if you like. You can adjust the milk, butter, and seasonings to get these to your liking. Sometimes we use red-skinned potatoes and leave the skins on for something just a little different. We also like to add a few sauteed onions when we do this… yummy!

Need an alternative to mashed potatoes? Try these Super Yummy Caulitaters… many of our kids actually prefer these over regular mashed potatoes now!

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes


  • 10-12 medium to large potatoes, peeled, rinsed, and quartered
  • 1/2 – 1 whole stick of butter or margarine
  • 1/4- 1/2 c. milk, maybe a little more
  • salt and pepper to taste


Boil the potatoes in a large pot for 20-30 minutes until fork tender.

Drain the potatoes and put them back into the pot or into a large mixing bowl.

Mash the potatoes with a hand masher or mixer.

Add the butter and stir.

Add milk until the potatoes reach the desired consistency.

Season to taste.

Serve hot!


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