Real Mashed Potatoes

It always amazes me to hear from people who have never made real mashed potatoes. Some of them only grew up on the instant version. Other’s had them for holidays, but never tried to make a batch of their own. Making mashed potatoes from scratch, using real potatoes is a lot easier than you may think. You don’t need a lot of fancy ingredients. Keep it simple with potatoes, milk, butter, and a bit of salt and pepper. I walk you through the entire process in the recipe below.

These potatoes taste rich and buttery. These are perfect for holiday and company dinners, or for weekday meals with a hearty bean dish as a topping.

Here's how to make real mashed potatoes that come out perfect every time.


Using an electric mixer is the easiest way to make fluffy mashed potatoes. If you don’t have one, don’t fret. Use a potato masher, a large spoon, or even a fork to mash up your potatoes. Using a whisk once you’ve broken down the big lumps works well. It takes a bit more elbow grease, but you end up with light and fluffy “real mashed potatoes” as well.

These potatoes a great way to stretch dinner. I make up a batch when we have a little leftover from a previous meal, or fry up some eggs to go with them for a quick weeknight dinner.

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An easy recipe for real, made from scratch mashed potatoes.

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