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Traditional Mashed Potatoes

"Mashed potatoes make a wonderful accompaniment to most any meal, so keep this recipe handy."
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35 m servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings

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  1. Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with water. Cover and bring to a boil; cook for 20-25 minutes or until very tender. Drain well. Add milk, butter, salt and pepper; mash until light and fluffy.

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Ok, I really was only expecting to use this recipe as a guideline, not expecting it to turn out sooooo good!! My hubby, a connessieur of mashed potatoes, was in heaven eating these and said the...

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Add butter first, then mash lightly, then add hot milk. Do not mash vigorously or potatoes will toughen and not be fluffy.

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Ok, I really was only expecting to use this recipe as a guideline, not expecting it to turn out sooooo good!! My hubby, a connessieur of mashed potatoes, was in heaven eating these and said the...

Thank-you, thank-you!!! I have been making mashed potatoes like this for years (I too like the simple old-fashioned way) but had forgotten the amounts of butter and milk in proportion to serving...

PERFECTION! Smooth and Creamy mashed potatoes! I use 1 or 2% milk, I add a little bit more milk than it calls for. Less butter, I'm watching calories these days. Also I add in a bit of dry parsl...

I have made mashed potatoes w/ all these ingredients before but it seemed warming up the milk made a huge difference. I also popped a whole clove of garlic in the pot w/ the boiling potatoes an...

Delicious. I used one stick of butter, evaporated milk instead of regular milk, and a bit more salt

This is by far the best mashed potatoes!! I did change few things. I added 1/2 cup melted BUTTER and 1/2 cup warm milk. I aso boiled a clove of garlic along with the potatoes and then mashed it...

These are great but taste even better if you use heavy cream for the milk! I also leave out the salt if using salted butter for those of us on low salt diets. Everyone wants to lick the bowl! Th...

These are the epitome of traditional mashed potatoes. Creamy and buttery to perfection. I will not be using another recipe for mashed potatoes ever again.

Very good, I put the potatoes in cold water and let them come up to a boil and then cook ~15 mins (instead of putting them into boiling water) - I think they get less soggy this way. Used a ric...