Simple Mashed Potatoes

Simple Mashed Potatoes

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total: 40 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

Mashed potatoes are the ultimate comfort food. Enjoy this simple side dish with meatloaf or braised beef with red sauce.


  • 1-1/2 pounds baking potatoes (such as russet or Yukon gold), peeled and quartered
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Butter
  • Chives and butter to garnish


  1. Place the potatoes into a large pot and cover with water. Sprinkle in a few pinches of salt, cover the pot and bring mixture to a boil over high heat.
  2. Boil the potatoes for 25 minutes, carefully drain and place back into the pot.
  3. Add the butter and milk to the potatoes and beat the mixture with a large fork or potato masher. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper, and then continue to mash until reaching desired consistency.
  4. Transfer the mashed potatoes to a serving bowl and garnish with a pat of butter and some fresh chives.


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