Good morning! I have some really fun posts coming up that I can’t wait to share with you all! We’ve been busy finishing up some projects and prepping our house for spring. But today we’re talking about mashed potatoes!
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They really are the ultimate comfort food, am I right? This weekend I had some Yukon Gold that really needed to be used, but I didn’t quite have enough to make a big enough batch for our family so I threw in some organic russets and they turned out so creamy!
Easy Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are super simple to make. Start by peeling the potatoes. We received this KitchenAid peeler for our wedding almost 15 years ago and it’s still going strong!
Rinse the potatoes and dice them into small pieces. Put them in a pot and fill with water just until the tops are covered. Bring water to a boil and then cook on medium heat for about 15 minutes. Speaking of pots, my mother-in-law purchased this copper set for me for Christmas and they are SO great!! If you’re in the market for a new pots and pan set, definitely check this one out!
Now back to the potatoes! Check the potatoes tenderness with a fork. If they’re still a little firm, let them cook for a few more minutes.
Remove the potatoes from heat and drain. My husband likes to use a masher, but I prefer my KitchenAid hand mixer. To each his own! Add half a stick of butter, salt, and pepper and begin to mash or beat. Slowly add in milk. I used half a cup of organic 1%. Continue to beat until you get a smooth and creamy texture. You may need to add more or less milk depending on the number of potatoes.
That’s it! So easy and so versatile! These pair great with my Crock Pot roast and gravy recipe! Enjoy!
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
- 4 med. Yukon Gold Potatoes
- 2 med. Russet Potatoes
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1/2 tbsp salt
- 1/2 tbsp pepper
- 1/2 cup milk
Rinse and peel potatoes. Rinse again and dice potatoes. Place in pot and fill with water until the tops are covered. Bring to a boil and then cook on medium heat for 15-17 minutes.
Drain potatoes. Add butter, salt and pepper. Mash or beat with a mixer while slowly adding in milk. Continue to beat until creamy.