Microwave Mashed Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

A quick and easy microwave recipe for mashed potatoes. This is a great way to make mashed potatoes without heating up the kitchen when it is hot outside.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered (about 2 pounds)
  • 12-34 cup milk
  • 14 cup butter
  • salt and pepper


  1. Rinse peeled and quartered potatoes.
  2. Arrange potatoes in medium glass bowl.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap.
  4. Cook at HIGH for 9 to 10-1/2 minutes; stir once. You can set your kitchen timer for a reminder to stir. Potatoes should be tender.
  5. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.
  6. During this 5 minute standing time, combine milk, butter, salt and pepper in a large glass bowl or 8-cup glass pyrex measuring cup.
  7. Cook milk mixture at MEDIUM for 2 to 3 minutes or until hot.
  8. Drain potatoes.
  9. Add potatoes to the hot milk mixture; mash until smooth.


Most Helpful

It came out perfect. Later I added some parsley and cheese and used it as stuffing for pierogies.

MsPia August 01, 2012

It's the easiest way to do mashed potatoes. It was perfect. Thanks foodtvfan :) Made for the best of 2011 tag game

Boomette February 06, 2012

Tasty, quick, easy technique. Hand mashed them as my casserole container was too shallow for a mixer-would have had flying mashed potatoes instead. I like that these did not have sour cream or cream cheese in them. Thanks for sharing.

WiGal November 10, 2011

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