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Best Mashed Potatoes Recipe
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5 from 8 votes

Best Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Everyone loves great mashed potatoes.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: potatoes
Servings: 8
Calories: 193kcal


  • 2 pounds potatoes either starchy - waxy or a mix of both
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup half and half
  • freshly ground black or white pepper - to taste


  • Cook the potatoes until fork tender.
  • Mash with salt, butter, and half and half.
  • Season with freshly ground pepper
  • Now that we have a working list of ingredients and a method, there are plenty of other decisions to make.


Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 316mg | Potassium: 508mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 413IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 4mg