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Mashed Potato Recipe

A simple recipe for basic mashed potato.

Basic Mashed Potato
Yield: 4 Servings

Basic Mashed Potato Recipe

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

A basic recipe for how to make mashed potato.


  • 2 lb (4 medium) potatoes, choose a nice fluffy variety like Idaho, Russet, King Edward or Maris Piper
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Half fill a large saucepan with water and put on heat.
  2. Peel the potatoes and cut into approx. 1 inch chunks. Carefully place into the heating water (remember the water will be hot and may splash).
  3. Bring to the boil and cook until potatoes are tender but still firm, approximately 15 minutes. Drain
  4. Option 1: Use a potato masher or a fork to break the potatoes up, then slowly add the milk, butter, salt and pepper, blending into the potatoes until smooth.
  5. Option 2: Put the potatoes through a potato ricer, then blend the milk, butter, salt and pepper in.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 219Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 5gSugar: 3gProtein: 7g

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