Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Growing up my mom made the best mashed potatoes!  I never knew what boxed mashed potatoes were till I had them at school and trust me there is a huge difference!  Here is the recipe we use and I promise you that it is worth the effort!

homemade mashed potatoes

Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Serves 6
Prep time 45 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 1 hours, 5 minutes
Meal type Side Dish
Smooth and creamy mashed potatoes that are the perfect side dish.


  • 3lb Red Potatoes (peeled and cubed)
  • 1 stick Butter
  • 1 can Evaporated Milk (12 ounces)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)


Step 1
Peel and cut potatoes into 1 inch cubes.
Step 2
Boil potatoes in salt water until soft. You should be able to mash potatoes with a fork.
Step 3
Drain potatoes and place in a bowl on top of butter.
Step 4
Using a hand mixer, mix potatoes until smooth.
Step 5
Begin adding evaporated milk and continue mixing till desired texture.
Step 6
Add salt and pepper as needed.

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  1. I like what’s happening in your kitchen!

  2. Yummy I pinned them!

  3. I love mashed potatoes!! YUM!

  4. homemade is the best. I never tried with evaporated milk! good tip!

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