Traditional Mashed Potatoes

Traditional Mashed Potatoes
Servings: 10 Prep 15 mins Cook 10 mins


  • 8 large baking potatoes (5 to 5-1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Make It

1. Place potatoes in large saucepan with enough cold water to cover. Bring to boiling; gently boil, covered, about 15 minutes or until chunks are fork-tender. Drain.

2. Meanwhile, heat together milk and butter in medium-size saucepan over medium-low until butter is melted and mixture is hot.

3. Return drained potatoes to large saucepan. Mash with potato masher. Gradually mix in milk mixture and salt and pepper with potato masher until potatoes are smooth and creamy. Potatoes can be kept warm in saucepan, covered.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 10; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 253, Fat, total (g): 11, chol. (mg): 32, carb. (g): 34, pro. (g): 5, sodium (mg): 564, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.