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Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 238kcal
Author: Natalie


  • 6 russet potatoes large, peeled and quartered
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk hot*
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 tsp kosher sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped chives (optional)


  • Place quartered potatoes in a large stockpot or Dutch oven. Fill with water just enough that the potatoes are completely covered. Set over high heat, bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to medium heat, slightly cover, and allow to simmer for 20-25 minutes or until fork-tender.
  • Drain potatoes really well to ensure no water is left. Transfer potatoes to the bowl of a stand mixer. Using the whisk attachment, mash the potatoes gently, them place on stand with the whisk attached.
  • With mixing speed on low, slowly pour in milk, then add butter one tablespoon at a time. Add salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Increase speed to medium and whip for 10 seconds.
  • Top with fresh chives, if desired. Serve immediately.


*I like to microwave mine in a glass measuring cup for ease.
This recipe can be easily doubled!


Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 694mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 391IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1mg