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Blue bowl filled with homemade mashed potatoes

Old-Fashioned Homemade Mashed Potatoes

Good old-fashioned creamy and delicious homemade mashed potatoes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy mashed potatoes, homemade mashed potatoes, old fashioned mashed potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 92kcal
Author Mary Beth
Cost $5.00


  • 2 pounds Potatoes Yukon gold or Russet are great picks
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ stick butter
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  • Peel and cut potatoes into cubes. It is important to keep all of the cubes approximately the same size so that the cooking time is uniform.
  • Place potatoes in a pot of cold water adding salt {approximately 1 teaspoon}.  Bring water to a simmer and continue to simmer until a fork can go easily in and out of the potatoes, approximately 20 minutes.
  • Drain potatoes in a colander.
  • Place the milk in a small saucepan over medium heat and heat until hot but do not overheat.
  • While the milk is warming, mix the potatoes with an electric mixer at medium-low speed until most of the lumps are gone {unless you like lumpy potatoes-if that is the case stop when you are happy with the consistency}.
  • Add butter and mix until well blended.
  • On low speed, add the warm milk slowly.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Mix well but do not over mix.  The entire mixing process, allowing for differences in mixers, will be approximately 3 minutes from start to finish.


Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 52mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 299IU | Calcium: 47mg