If you thought you had to mash potatoes by hand to get a beautiful creamy texture, we have a surprise: A mixer can do an excellent job. But don’t hurry the process — if you run the mixer too fast, the potatoes get overworked and won’t be as fluffy. The addition of fresh chives adds a little surprise while keeping the mashed potatoes squarely in the classics camp.
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Easy Mashed Potatoes.
1. Info for Easy Mashed Potatoes
- Cook Time: 30 min
- Total Time: 30 min
- Servings: 10
- Calories: 225.75 kcal
2. Ingredients for Easy Mashed Potatoes
- 4 lb. russet potatoes (5 to 6 large potatoes)
- 1 1/4 cup milk
- 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. ground white pepper (or black pepper)
- 1/3 cup fresh chives (chopped)
Peel the potatoes and cut into 1 inch pieces.
Transfer potatoes to a Dutch oven and add enough cold water to cover by 2 inches. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and drain in a colander.
Meanwhile, combine the milk, butter, salt, and pepper in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until milk is warm and butter melts, about 2 minutes.
Combine the potatoes and milk mixture in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat on medium-low speed with the paddle attachment until potatoes are fluffy, 2-3 minutes.
Add the chives and beat until incorporated, about 20 seconds longer.
Transfer potatoes to a bowl and serve.