How to Make Mashed Potatoes at Home

This recipe is great for home-made, country mashed potatoes, which serve as a wonderful side dish with many meals including fried chicken, steaks etc. Mashed potatoes are really easy to make and even a novice cook can prepare them, provided that he/she knows the right ingredients and process.

Also, the ingredients used in the recipe are easily available in the market. In fact, you will find almost all of them right at your home. So what are you waiting for? Keep reading this article to know how you can make light, delicious and easy-to-make mashed potatoes at home.

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Yields: Around 4 to 6 servings, depending on portion size
Utensils: Mixer, mixing bowl, pot of water, peeler, knife

Potatoes: 5-6, large size
Milk: 1 cup
Butter: 4 tablespoons
Salt: As per your taste preference
Pepper: As per your taste preference


  • 1

    Take potatoes and rinse them off using warm water, before peeling their skin off. Now you can cut them into pieces. Make sure you cut each potato into 5 to 6 equal chunks. Rinse the chunks off.

  • 2

    While you work on cutting chunks of potatoes, you can take a pot of water and place it over medium heat. Wait for the water to reach the boiling point, before you add in chunks of potatoes.

  • 3

    Cook the potatoes for 15 minutes or until they are tender enough to easily be pulled apart with a fork. Drain the potatoes and place them into a large mixing bowl.

  • 4

    You can now add 1 cup of milk into the mixing bowl (more or less depending on desired consistency), 4 tablespoons of butter, and salt and pepper, as per your taste preference.

  • 5

    Using a mixer, beat the ingredients on a high speed until the mixture is thoroughly smooth and blended. The mashed potatoes recipe is now ready to serve.

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