Homemade mashed potatoes are the perfect side for family roast dinners. You’ll surely love these easy mashed potatoes. Let’s share the love and learn how to make creamy, fluffy mashed potatoes with this delicious recipe.
Homemade Mashed Potatoes
- 1 lb. potatoes
- ⅓ cup butter
- ¼ cup cream
- Milk (to desired texture)
- Pepper and nutmeg (optional)
Peel the potatoes, cut them into similar sized pieces, and place them into a saucepan.
Cover them completely with water, and heat the saucepan over the stove, until the water is boiling.
Simmer until they are soft enough to easily poke with a fork. You should be able to pull the potatoes apart if you try. If they don’t come apart, the potatoes aren’t ready yet. The amount of time will depend upon the size of your potato pieces, and the type of potato being used, but it will usually take between 15-30 minutes.
Strain the water out, and place your potatoes in a bowl.
Use a potato masher or beaters to mash the potatoes. To ensure that my mashed potatoes aren’t lumpy, I press the potatoes through a potato ricer first, but that isn’t a necessary step. Not everybody has a potato ricer, after all.
Cut your butter into small pieces, and add them, along with the cream, to the potatoes, blending all of the ingredients together.
Add in small amounts of milk, mixing with each incorporation, until you get the desired consistency.
Salt and pepper to taste. You can optionally also sprinkle a little ground nutmeg on top of your finished potatoes like they do at my favorite restaurant.