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The BEST Mashed Potatoes (Just 3 Ingredients!)

Course: Side
Cuisine: International
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 255kcal
All the tips and tricks to make the BEST mashed potatoes every single time! Ready in less than 30 min with just 3 ingredients.
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  • 800 g whole Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 60 g butter softened
  • 60 ml fresh whole milk warmed
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • a pinch of nutmeg optional
  • finely chopped parsley/chives optional


  • Place the potatoes in a large pot, cover with cold water and add 1 teaspoon of salt. Bring to a boil, uncover and simmer for about 20-30 min, or until the potatoes are tender and cooked through.
  • Once the potatoes are ready, drain in a colander and peel whilst still hot. In the meantime, warm up your milk.
  • Place the potatoes in a large bowl, add in softened butter and mash with the help of a potato masher.
  • Slowly pour the warmed milk in, and continue to mash the potatoes until reaching the desired texture. Season with salt and pepper to taste and a pinch of nutmeg if you like.
  • Sprinkle with fresh herbs (optional) and serve your mashed potatoes immediately.



How to store: Leftover mashed potatoes can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12.9g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 143mg | Fiber: 4.8g | Sugar: 3.1g | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg