You may wonder why even bother to make Homemade Mash. I know that you can get any number of store bought mash, but, I always think that mine is the best. It really does not take very long and tastes homemade, freshly whipped, and not out of the microwave.

Homemade Mash Potatoes

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Course: Sides
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Degree of Difficulty : Easy
Servings: 4 people


  • 2 medium or one large baking potato
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2-3 sprigs fresh parsley, chopped


  • Gather all ingredients before starting recipe.
  • Peel and cube 2 medium or one large baking potato so that they are all the same size.
  • Place potatoes in a deep medium sized sauce pan, cover with water and rinse, then add enough water to cover by an inch, season with kosher salt.
  • Bring water to a boil, then reduce heat to medium high, and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until a fork easily pierces the potato.
  • Drain the water, add 2 tbsp unsalted butter, and beat on high with a hand mixer until the potatoes have been broken up.
  • Add 1/3 cup milk, a little at a time, and continue to whip until you get a smooth fluffy mixture. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Transfer to serving dish, top with a dollop of butter and a few chopped flakes of parsley.

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