The BEST Mashed Potatoes Recipe

These homemade mashed potatoes are rich and creamy, easy to make, and make the perfect side dish!

Learn how to make the best mashed potatoes recipe with our tips!

– Potatoes – Kosher salt – Butter – Milk – Black pepper



Cut potatoes in half lengthwise and then dice into 2-inch cubes. Cover with fresh, cold water plus about 1-inch.

Stir in 1 tablespoon of salt and place over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer.


Cover and allow to simmer until the potatoes are very tender, about 15 minutes.


Drain away the water and return the potatoes to medium-high heat to remove all of the excess water from the potatoes, about 3 minutes.


Meanwhile, melt the butter in a saucepan set over medium-low heat. Add the milk or half and half, salt and black pepper.


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