BEST Mashed Potatoes Recipe
The BEST Mashed Potatoes recipe also happens to be the simplest mashed potatoes recipe. Why make things complicated for a dish that everyone already loves? These homemade mashed potatoes are made with potatoes, butter, salt & pepper, and nothing else. It's the perfect side for holidays or any dinner!
- 4 large yukon gold potatoes
- 3-4 tablespoons salted butter
Peel the potatoes and cut each potato into 4 pieces.
Place the potatoes in a steamer rack and prop up in a large pot.
Pour 2" of water into a large pot, and bring to a simmer.
Turn heat to medium-high and steam the potatoes for 20 minutes or until they pierce very easily with a knife or fork.
Let potatoes cool
put the potatoes through a potato ricer (or mash with potato masher)
Stir in the butter and season with salt and pepper to taste.
add more butter if needed to up the creaminess.
garnish with herbs if desired (parsley or chives would be great)
Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 702mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Vitamin C: 19.4mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 5.5mg