How to Make Homemade Mashed Potatoes

by Tamara Letter


  • 4 Baking potatoes, peeled and sliced in large chunks
  • ½ Stick of butter
  • Milk
  • Green onions, chopped (optional)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Boil potatoes until tender. You should be able to use a fork and easily cut through the potato.

    Step 2

    Put potato chunks in a bowl and add the butter. Mix well using a potato masher or a hand mixer as shown.

    Step 3

    Add a few splashes of milk, then mix. Continue in this manner until the potatoes are the consistency you like (less milk for chunky mashed potatoes; more milk for smoother mashed potatoes.)

    Step 4

    You could also add another ingredient for variation. Choose either sour cream, ranch dressing, even a little bit of condensed french onion soup! Be creative! Cooking is supposed to be fun!

    Step 5

    Add salt and pepper and stir.

    Step 6

    Sprinkle chopped green onions on top for appearance. Remember... A dish that LOOKS appetizing, IS appetizing! Serve and enjoy!