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

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

lazyme February 24, 2010

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.

Sharon123 October 23, 2009

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.

Busy Lindsay March 28, 2009