Perfect Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

I can't believe this isn't on here yet! It is the ONLY way I make them and it's a fave among all visitors and family members!


  1. Heat pot of water 'till boiling.
  2. Peel and cube potatoes - add to boiling water.
  3. Boil gently until a fork can be inserted very easily into a potato - drain.
  4. Add milk to the pot to heat it up.
  5. Transer potatoes to a mixing bowl.
  6. Add margarine/butter and turn on mixer to low.
  7. Gradually add warm milk until it is your desired consistency.
  8. Add baking powder - mix on high for 30-45 seconds.
  9. Salt & pepper to taste mixing thoroughly.
Most Helpful

Yes, fluffy! Don't worry if you add too much milk, the potatoes will thicken up eventually. Tip: use a large and deep bowl to mix the potatoes or else the potatoes will be flying all over the kitchen. White pepper for black. Very good!~ Thanks! cg ;)

COOKGIRl November 24, 2007

So, I was a little sceptical that this would be any different to any other mashed potato, so I had to try it to see, and how wrong I was! The wee secret ingredient makes these spuds amazing, and we now only ever have our spuds this way. Thank you for such a fantastic recipe!

djmastermum December 18, 2005

Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe dukeswalker. What a great way to prepare smashed potatoes. They were light, tender and fluffy with a great buttery flavor and they were perfectly seasoned. Who knew that a little baking powder would be so great with spuds. Thank you for teaching this ole woman a new trick. I will be making these quick and easy to make potatoes all the time now.

Baby Kato June 12, 2014