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Homemade Mashed Potatoes

A perfect mashed potato recipe is a must have in any kitchen arsenal. This recipe requires just 3 ingredients and gives you perfect mashed potatoes.
4.9 from 9 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 299 kcal



  • 2 pounds russet potatoes about 5 potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a large saucepan, add enough water to cover the potatoes. Boil potatoes until a fork can be inserted and removed easily. Strain.
  • Return the potatoes to the pan or a mixing bowl. Add the butter, half and half and salt and pepper. Whip with a hand held mixer until smooth about 2 minutes.


Nutrition facts for estimation purposes only.


Calories: 299kcalCarbohydrates: 43.2gProtein: 5.5gFat: 12.4gSaturated Fat: 7.7gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 90mgFiber: 6.4gSugar: 3.1g
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Keywords: butter, cream, Food, half and half, mashed potatoes, Recipe, whipped potatoes