Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes
  • Prep Time

    20 minutes
  • Cooking Time

    25 minutes
  • Serving Size

    6 (2/3-cup) servings (4 cups total)


  • Medium all-purpose or russet potatoes4
  • Butter3 tablespoons
  • Hot milk1/3 to 1/2 cup
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Place potatoes in 4 to 5-quart saucepan; cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cook potatoes 18 to 20 minutes or until fork tender. Drain well. Return potatoes to saucepan. Mash with potato masher. Add butter; continue mashing, gradually adding hot milk, until smooth and creamy. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Makes 6 (2/3-cup) servings (4 cups total) Tip: For very smooth potatoes, force drained cooked potatoes through a potato ricer.