Easy Creamy Mashed Potatoes

I am married to a Brit who loves potatoes – like really, really loves them! When I first met Trevor, he nicely told me I didn’t make mashed potatoes properly, so he showed me how he preferred to make them and truth-be-told I was converted! He really does make a mean mashed potato!

So, here’s the way he showed me and I’ve been making them this way ever since. It’s a super easy and quick way to make potatoes any night of the week. Just peel, slice and boil! Hand your kids the potato masher and let them mash away (ps – it’s a great way to get them involved in the cooking process).

You can top them with more butter and some fresh herbs if you want, too. That’s how I like it. 🙂 I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Easy Creamy Mashed Potatoes

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • Salt
  • 4-5 large cooking potatoes, peeled and sliced into small bit sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 4-5 tablespoons salted butter


  1. Fill a large pot with water and heavily salt (this will help flavor the potatoes). Add potatoes into cold water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer and cook potatoes until tender, about 20 minutes.
  2. Strain potatoes in a colander and place back into empty pot. Add milk and butter and mash until potatoes are creamy.img_7309
  3. Top with an extra bit of butter, if desired, and serve immediately! Enjoy!img_7315_jpg

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