Recipe by Esmee Williams
"If you love good, old fashioned mashed potatoes this is the perfect recipe. Simple and delicious."
Hmm. None of these ingredients are on sale today.
Show ingredients on sale
Sort stores by
Save money at local stores when ingredients are on sale!
Watch video tips and tricks
baking potatoes, peeled and quartered
salt and pepper to taste
Perfect mashed potatoes. Heating the milk and butter is a must, I didn't realize what a difference it would make, my potatoes were not gummy and they stayed hot longer.
There isn't enough butter in these mashed potatoes, you should have a least a stick of butter. I make mashed potatoes all the time and everyone just loves my potatoes.
Great recipe for "good old fashioned" mashed potatoes! It's straight forward and just plain delicious. The perfect mashed potato for your favorite gravy! I always heat up my milk in the microwave and add it to the potatoes (sometimes use half n half to make them creamier). You just can't go wrong with this classic recipe for comfort food!
Take about 8 cloves of raw garlic and throw them into the water with the potatos and let them cook together. They will be soft and mash easily. TO DIE FOR
I have been making mashed potatoes like this for over 50 years...and it's the way MY mother made them. For this recipe to be a success, you have to know a little about potatoes. Notice the recipe called for BAKING potatoes. Red ones will be gummy. Yukon Golds make GOOD mashed potatoes. Start them off in COLD water so everything will reach boiling at the same time. When they are tender, drain them in a colandar and let them STEAM. The more steam is gone, the more the potatoes will absorb the milk. (No problem with 'soupy' potatoes here...you even MAY have to add more milk than the recipe calls for. While the potatoes are steaming, heat the butter and milk in the same pot you cooked the potatoes in. (Why wash another pan?) Add the steamed potatoes and mash and season. (I've had my share of 'gummy' and 'soupy' mashed potatoe in my time :) Oh! And if this is for a special occasion...use cream instead of milk. Over the top!!!
This recipe is not bad but I added all the milk in and the mash potato became too runny (like soup). I'll say not to add all the milk this recipe suggested. Just add a little milk a time until u think it's the texture u want and that's it. Then maybe u'll love it. ^-^.
Great basic recipe. If you're watching your calories etc, try substituting the potatoes starchy cooking water for most of the milk. After that, only a quick splash of milk is needed.
I have been looking for a recipe for good, old fashioned, mashed potatoes like mom used to make. This is it. Thanks!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Basic Mashed Potatoes
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 64
Choose from dozens of top-rated roast turkey recipes, from stuffed to deep-fried.
We're counting down from now until Thanksgiving with a great pie every day. Join the fun.
Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $5!
See how to make good old-fashioned mashed potatoes.
Learn how to make red-potato mashers with garlic-flavored spreadable cheese.
Make the holidays easier on yourself with mashers you make ahead of time.