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Ultimate Light and Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

Perfect and delicious every time

Ultimate Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes That Are Perfect Every Time

Complete guide to making the perfect mashed potatoes or your guide to making the perfect…

Whip up perfection, with these light and creamy mashed potatoes, perfect for any occasion.

Mashed potatoes are deceivingly simple, and a mainstay on any holiday table or a side to simple Sunday suppers. With these easy-to-follow steps, your friends and family will be wondering what you did to make these incredible mashed potatoes. But be warned you will from here on out be asked to make mashed potatoes for every potluck.


  • 4 lbs Russet Potatoes
  • 2 cups Whole Milk
  • 12 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, softened
  • As Needed Kosher Salt
  • As Needed Freshly Ground Black Pepper


Essential Equipment:

  • Large Bowl
  • Dutch Oven or Large Stock Pot
  • Colander
  • Potato Ricer or Food Mill
  • Rubber Spatula
  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into 1-2-inch dices (the size of the dices should be like one another to ensure even cooking). Transfer the potatoes to a bowl of cold water and rinse them 2-3 times until the water runs clear, this process helps remove excess starch.
  2. In a large stockpot, bring 4 quarts of water to a boil over high heat. Add the potatoes and cook them until they are completely tender. Drain the potatoes in a colander and rinse them lightly for about 30 seconds with hot water, allow them to drain/release steam for about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Place a ricer or food mill over another pot and pass the potatoes through it. Add the milk and the butter to the potatoes and gently stir. Adjust the seasoning with the salt and pepper, keep the potatoes warm until ready to serve.