Mashed Potatoes

Saira Valley

Posted on December 16 2018

Mashed Potatoes

Nothing says home cooked meal like mashed potatoes. They are the perfect side dish for meatloaf, fried chicken, chicken picatta, the list goes on and on! 

The perfect mashed potato really comes from the right type of potato. I personally LOVE to use a good yellow potatoes. White ones tend to have a watery consistency so I avoid them. The recipe below is for a family of 4, so just increase the number of potatoes used based on people. Generally 1-1.5 potatoes per person is the right amount. 


  • 4 – 6 medium potatoes 
  • water
  • salt
  • butter
  • milk (optional)

You can add a handful of cheddar, or parmesan to the mashed potatoes for extra flavor as well. 


Peel potatoes and cut into cubes. I love the genius chopper for this, because you can literally put an entire potato into the chopper and smash it down and be done in under 60 seconds.

Put chopped potatoes in saucepan with enough water to cover potatoes. Bring to boil. Turn heat to simmer and boil till potatoes are soft. Drain water. Use a hand masher , I like this one because it's super easy to mash AND clean. The ones with the square cut outs are a nightmare!

Add butter and salt to taste. If you want creamy mashed potatoes add a little bit of milk at a time, do NOT add a ton at once, you cannot take milk away! So just 1 TBS at a time until you reach the desired texture. 

Mashed potatoes are a GREAT leftover. So if you are making them, cook extra to have for lunch or dinner the next day. This will save you time AND money. And that is a win, win. Literally. 
Happy Feasting!

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