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This recipe for Old Fashioned Mashed Potatoes are super simple, easy and homemade.

Old Fashioned Mashed Potatoes

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  • 1 1/5 pounds potatoes peeled and cut into approximately 2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp salt
  • 4 Tablespoons butter plus 2 tablespoons for later
  • 1/3-3/4 cup of milk or cream depending on the type of potato you choose and whether you use milk or cream or a combination.
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Place the peeled and cubed potatoes in a pan and cover completely with cold water, add salt.
  • Bring to a boil and cook till potatoes are fork tender, not quite falling apart when you stick a fork in them.
  • Drain water from potatoes and place back in warm pan, add 4 Tablespoons butter and cover with a clean dishtowel and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Using a electric hand mixer or stand mixer begin mashing the potatoes, and adding milk or cream till they are the desired consistency.
  • Place them in a serving bowl and be sure to add a big chunk of real butter to the top!