How To Make Mashed Potato

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How To Make Mashed Potato recipe Grandma´s way. Easy homemade fluffy mashed potato made from scratch as a side dish with dinner.

  • Author: FillMyRecipeBook
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 40 min
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Meals, supper or lunch, dinner, side dish
  • Method: Stove top No Bake


For family of 6

  1. 8 medium potatoes with skin on (washed clean of any sand)
  2. 1 teaspoon of Salt and pepper
  3. 23 Tablespoons of Butter
  4. 3/4 to 1 cup of Milk (test once you mash. It depends on the size of your potato)
  5. Pot of boiling water.


  1. Add the potato to a large pot and cover them with water. Salt and pepper included. Bring to boil and boil until the potato are soft. Test with a knife or fork to see if they are soft.
  2. Remove from the stove and pour out the hot water into the sink. Leave to cool a little until you can handle the hot potato to peel the skin of. It is important to have the potato as hot as possible as this will allow the butter to melt into the potato. Leave the peeled potato in the warm pot until all is peeled. Then add the butter and leave to melt a little, before adding milk a little at a time.(do not add to much milk) Mash the potato with a masher. Taking care to see if you need more milk to make the potato smoother and creamier. You can add or not add as much milk as I said to your mash. It all depends on the size of the potato you cooked. 
  3. Taste check the mashed potato for salt if you need to add more or not. If you use salted butter be careful not to add to much salt.
  4. As easy as that. 
  5. Serve and keep warm in a serving bowl with a lid on and keep warm in a warmer draw for the family meal.
  6. Making a tasty gravy goes well with this dish.


  • for quicker peeled boiled potato, cut them into small squares or pieces to boil faster.
  • adding some garlic crushed or powder to add to flavor
  • using some cream or sour cream for a creamier richer flavor
  • also add some parmesan cheese for browning of mash potato toppings for cottage pie.