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Homemade Mashed Potatoes

These homemade mashed potatoes are creamy and delicious. With just a few easy steps, your family can enjoy mashed potatoes from scratch.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Mashed Potatoes
Servings: 8
Calories: 255kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime


  • 3 lbs Russet Potatoes
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper


  • Clean and peel the potatoes. Then quarter them.
  • Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover them with water. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender.
  • Drain the potatoes and then return them back to the pot.
  • Then add in the butter, milk, salt and pepper. Use an electric mixer to blend the potatoes until they are light and fluffy or use a hand masher to mash them to the consistency that you prefer.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!


Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 268mg | Potassium: 756mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 407IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 1mg