How to Make the Best Mashed Potatoes

The Best Mashed Potatoes

Contributor: Lyndsay Burginger
  • Author: Lyndsay Burginger
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2 ½ lbs. Russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/23/4 inch dice
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • ¼ cup milk, heated


  1. Place cut potatoes in pot filled with cold water. Add salt. Turn heat to high and cover slightly. Once boiling uncover and drop heat to a simmer. Cook until you can pierce potatoes easily with a fork, about 15 minutes.
  2. Strain potatoes and place back into the pot. Cook over medium heat while stirring until the potatoes are dry, about 1-2 minutes. Take off heat.
  3. Add butter and mash. Once mashed stir in heated milk. Taste and season with salt.
  4. Serve immediately or cover with foil to keep warm.