Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time10-15 minutes | Cook Time15 minutes | Total Time25-30 minutes | Yieldabout 6 cups


  • 5 pounds russet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3-4 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Fill a large pot a little more than halfway with water. Set the pot on high and bring the water to a boil.
  2. Meanwhile, peel the potatoes. Once peeled, dice the potatoes into large chunks.
  3. When the water has come to a boil, place the potatoes in the pot. Lower the heat to medium-high and cook the potatoes for 15 minutes or until fork-tender.
  4. When tender, drain the potatoes.
  5. Heat the milk for 1 minute in the microwave. Meanwhile, rice the potatoes into the warm pot, using a potato ricer.
  6. Add the cubes of butter to the potatoes and then pour in the warm milk.
  7. Stir the potatoes to combine the ingredients. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
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