Foolproof Traditional Mashed Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a recipe for simple, tasty, perfect and traditional mashed potatoes. I found that I always made potatoes and had to eyeball ingredients and keep tasting and tasting to get perfect results. This recipe is about as perfect as I could find. My family really likes traditional garlic, etc. This is the one for us. Hope you like it too.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water. Cover and bring to a boil.
  2. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until very tender. Drain well.
  3. Add milk, butter, salt and pepper; mash until light and fluffy. (I use an electric mixer for this).
Most Helpful

5 5

Great mashed potatoes. Simple and tasty. Thanks ChicagoRN. Made for I Recommend Tag.

5 5

I loved these potatoes! I was wondering too about putting in so much milk. I'd pour a little, stir, then pour some more until it was all used and it was great! Thanks! Made for Kittencal's mini cookathon.

5 5

Great potatoes! Very similar to my mashed potatoes but I usually don't add that much milk. I was a little hesitant about adding that much milk but they were great.