5 from 6 votes
White bowl containing homemade mashed potatoes topped with chives, sitting on a white table with a teal napkin, red potatoes in background.
Homemade Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

This homemade mashed potatoes recipe is so easy and oh so good! A classic side dish that is full of flavor and perfect for any weeknight meal. These take no time at all to whip up and you're family is going to love this version!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mashed potatoes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 245 kcal
Author: Amanda Mason
  • 8 Red Potatoes, Unpeeled and diced
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  1. Take all 8 of the red potatoes and dice them into chunks. Make sure you leave some of the peel on the potatoes.

  2. Once diced, rinse the potatoes in the strainer to get all the dirt off and extra starch and then add to a large pot.

  3. Fill the large pot with just enough water so that the potatoes are covered. You'll want to make sure there is at least a half inch of water over the potatoes so they have room to boil.

  4. Set the large pot of potatoes on the stovetop and bring to a boil. Let the potatoes boil for about 15 to 20 minutes, just until the potatoes are done.

  5. Once the potatoes are done, drain the water and place the cooked potatoes in a large bowl.

  6. Add in the butter, milk, salt ,and pepper and mix with an electric mixer until smooth and velvety. You may need to add in a bit more milk to ensure your potatoes are wet enough to mix. 

  7. Once the potatoes are mashed, add any additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Mashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 481mg21%
Potassium 1319mg38%
Carbohydrates 46g15%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 169IU3%
Vitamin C 24mg29%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.