Get your spuds on with our ultimate one-pot mashed potato recipe! Find out how easy it is to achieve perfect creamy mashed potatoes every single time.
Looking for a simple yet delicious mashed potatoes recipe that will impress any dinner guests? Our easy one-pot recipe yields perfect creamy mashed potatoes every single time. Follow these step-by-step instructions to create the ultimate comfort food side dish.
Prepare and Boil Your Potatoes
Firstly, begin by preparing your potatoes. Peel and rinse off any dirt, then start to cut them into smaller chunks. Make sure that all of the pieces are similar sizes so that they cook evenly. Place the potato pieces in a large pot and cover with cold water. Bring the pot to a boil and let it simmer for about 20 minutes or until soft. Once cooked, drain out all of the water completely.
To add flavor to the potatoes, mix in your favorite herbs and seasoning. We recommend using garlic powder, salt, pepper, dried rosemary or thyme. You can also add cream cheese, sour cream, butter or olive oil for a richer mashed potato texture. Once everything is mixed together, mash the potatoes with a masher or ricer until they reach your desired consistency. Serve them hot and enjoy!
Once you’ve mixed all the ingredients, it’s time to mash away! Start by mashing the potatoes with a masher or ricer until they reach your desired consistency. If you want creamier mashed potatoes, add in some butter or olive oil — but don't overdo it or you may end up with a greasy texture. Finish off by seasoning your masterpiece with salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!
Check the Consistency
With all that mashing, it's easy to overwork the potatoes and end up with gluey mashed potatoes. Check their consistency regularly while you mash, and if they're too stiff, add a splash of milk or cream to loosen them up. Remember — you can always add more liquid, but adding too much will make your mashed potatoes soggy and won't allow them to become as creamy as you'd like.
Serve your Delicious Mashed Potatoes
Now that you’ve achieved your perfect creamy mashed potatoes, serve them in a bowl or a plate along with flavorful toppings like chives, scallions, parsley, bacon bits, and cheese. Serve immediately for best results and enjoy!