Best Mashed Potatoes

These homemade mashed potatoes recipe is perfectly rich and creamy, full of flavors and super easy to make. One of the most popular side dishes around here.

Mashed Potatoes on a dish bowl

This recipe is one of the most popular and classic side dishes!
You don't need any secret ingredient, sour cream, heavy cream or cream cheese to make the best creamy mashed potatoes. With few and simple ingredients such as milk, margarine (or butter), pepper or nutmeg you can make one of you favorite side dishes in no time!
This easy recipe produces the best mashed potatoes you’ve ever made!
These mashed potatoes are creamy, smooth and made with a subtle hint of fresh lemon juice. You can mash until smooth or as chunky as you prefer.
Perfectly seasoned and full of flavors, this fluffy mashed potatoes is going to be one of your family's favorite dishes.
It's the perfect side dish to serve for simple or special dinners, like Thanksgiving dinner.

Some dishes to serve with this easy mashed potatoes recipe: Best and easy baked pork steaks, Roasted turkey leg with mustard, Roasted pork chops with lemon and Baked chicken with delicious sauce.

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Mashed Potatoes on a dish bowl

INGREDIENTS FOR MASHED POTATOES RECIPE

Here you'll find all the ingredients needed to make this recipe:

  • Russet potatoes - Russet potatoes are large with thick dark brown skins. Peeled potatoes cut into small pieces.
  • Margarine or butter to room temperature - Adds flavor and some creaminess to the mashed potatoes. We prefer margarine but you can use salted butter or unsalted butter.
  • Lemon juice - Adds a nice fresh aroma to the recipe.
  • Nutmeg and pepper - To season. You can always add additional seasoning to change up the flavor.
  • Warm whole milk - Add richness and creaminess to the mashed potatoes.
  • Salt - To bring out all the flavors.
  • Water - To cook the potatoes.

Below you’ll find the correct measurement of all ingredients and the step-by-step guide for this recipe.

Mashed Potatoes on a dish bowl

HOW TO MAKE CREAMY MASHED POTATOES RECIPE

Step 1: Peel the potatoes and rinse. Cut the potatoes into small pieces.

Step 2: Place potatoes in a large saucepan or large pot. Cover the potatoes with salted water (the water should cover all the potatoes). Potatoes cut into small pieces on a large saucepan with salted water

Step 3: Bring to a boil over high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to medium low heat and cook just until the potatoes are fork tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 4: Turn off the heat and drain the potatoes cooking water. Boiled potatoes cut into small pieces on a large saucepan Mash the cooked potatoes with a potato masher (for a creamy, fluffy, lump-free mashed potatoes use a potato ricer). Mashed potatoes on a large saucepan

Step 5: Season with lemon juice, pepper, nutmeg, margarine (or butter) and milk. Mashed potatoes seasoned with lemon juice, pepper, nutmeg, margarine (or butter) and milk on a large saucepan Season with lemon juice, pepper, nutmeg, margarine (or butter) and milk. Stir with a wooden spoon until potatoes are smooth and creamy. Mashed Potatoes on a large saucepan

Mashed Potatoes on a large saucepan

BEST TIPS

The amount of milk depends on each person's taste. You can add less milk if you prefer a thicker mashed potatoes or if you prefer a smooth and creamy texture you can add a little more milk.

Stir the mashed potato occasionally with a wooden spoon to prevent from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

For a creamy, fluffy, lump-free mashed potato use a potato ricer.

To avoid lumps, the milk should be warm or slightly hot to avoid temperature changes when pouring the milk over the mashed potatoes.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where and how to store mashed potato?
Pour on an airtight container and allow to cool completely before storing in the fridge. Never store this recipe for more than 2 to 3 days. Beyond this time frame, it might start losing its taste and texture.
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Best Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes on a dish bowl

These homemade mashed potatoes recipe is perfectly rich and creamy, full of flavors and super easy to make. One of the most popular side dishes around here.

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    Category:Recipes, Side dishes, Videos
    Cuisine: ,
    Difficulty:
    Servings: 4
    Prep Time:15 m
    Cook Time:25 m
    Total Time:40 m

    Ingredients

    • 1.2 kg (2 2/3 pounds) russet potatoes (or yukon gold potatoes)
    • 1 tablespoon margarine or butter to room temperature
    • Juice of half lemon
    • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
    • 350 ml (1 1/2 cups) warm whole milk
    • Salt (to taste)
    • Water (about 1.5 l (6 cups))

    Directions

    1. Peel the potatoes and rinse. Cut the potatoes into small pieces.
    2. Place potatoes in a large saucepan or large pot. Cover the potatoes with salted water (the water should cover all the potatoes).
    3. Bring to a boil over high heat. When starts boiling, reduce to medium low heat and cook just until the potatoes are fork tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.
    4. Turn off the heat and drain the potatoes cooking water. Mash the cooked potatoes with a potato masher (for a creamy, fluffy, lump-free mashed potatoes use a potato ricer).
    5. Season with lemon juice, pepper, nutmeg, margarine (or butter) and milk. Stir with a wooden spoon until potatoes are smooth and creamy.
    Best Mashed Potatoes
    Nutrition facts
    Serves 4
    Per Serving:
    % DAILY VALUE
    Calories 173
    Total Fat 6 g(8%)
    Saturated Fat 3.5 g(18%)
    Cholesterol 1 mg(0%)
    Sodium 9859 mg(429%)
    Total Carbohydrate 29.5 g(11%)
    Protein 3.5 g
     

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