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.
Perfect 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! This side dish is full of flavor and perfect for your holiday season! These perfect homemade mash potatoes will take you no time to whip up and your family will love these potatoes! These pair so perfectly with so many weeknight meals, but you'll also enjoy them during your holiday season!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 199 kcal
Author: Amanda Mason
  • 8 New Red Potatoes, Unpeeled and diced
  • 2 Tablespoons Margarine
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  1. Take all 8 of the New Red Potatoes and dice them into chunks. Make sure you leave the peel on the potatoes.

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

  3. Fill the large pot with water so that the potatoes are completely covered. You'll want to make sure there is a full 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, strain the water from the potatoes to drain. Move the drained potatoes to a large bowl.

  6. Add in the margarine, milk, salt and pepper and mix with a hand 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 whipped up, add any additional salt and pepper to taste. 

    Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Perfect Homemade Mashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 199
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.