Rich-Tasting Mashed Potatoes

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Chef Amira

This is a very simple and quick recipe for delicious, rich-tasting mashed potatoes. It's a perfect side dish to any meal. Yum.

Top Review by lazyme

Nice potatoes. We enjoyed the flavor that the bouillon gave them. Thanks for sharing this simple recipe. Made for Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup Tag.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 5 medium potatoes, peeled and cut up in 1 inch cubes
  • 4 cups water (or more if needed, the potatoes must be covered well)
  • 2 chicken stock cubes
  • 14 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper


  1. In a deep pot and over high heat, drop the potatoes in the water. If needed, add more water to cover the potatoes.
  2. Add the chicken stock cubes.
  3. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionaly until the chicken stock cubes dissolve, then lower the heat and simmer until the potatoes are tender.
  4. Drain the potatoes, saving 1/4 cup of the broth.
  5. Place the potatoes in a large flat dish, add the butter, milk, and 1/4 cup of broth, and mash the potatoes until you get a soft purée. Meanwhile, add salt and pepper to taste, until you get the right taste for you.
  6. note: remember that the chicken stock is salty, so go easy on the salt at first. also, if you use salted butter, go even easier on the salt.
  7. I usually like my mashed potatoes with small lumps, so if you're like me, stop here. If you like your potaoes creamy, then use a hand mixer and blend to get a smooth and creamy texture.
  8. Bon appetit.

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