Easy Mashed Potatoes

September 19, 2017

Since bringing in our potato harvest you can imagine what our side dishes have been like.

Yes…all potato all the time!!

Is there ever a bad time for potatoes though? Hash browns at breakfast, french fries at lunch and twice baked potatoes at dinner?

I think so!

While there are a myriad of possibilities for my potatoes I always seem to fall back to plain old mashed potatoes.

But these aren’t any old mashed potatoes.

They’re creamy and earthy and cheesy.


They are my comfort food, I need them.

I think you need them too!

So without further ado I present my mashed potato recipe!!


Easy Mashed Potatoes


With the potato of your choice – I’m fond of Yukon Gold when we’re not eating our Norwood potatoes.

Wash and quarter 5 to 6 large potatoes.

I don’t peel my potatoes. This started because I was lazy one evening.  Much to our surprise leaving the skin on added such a good flavor and it also adds fiber and nutrients to your side dish.

picture of potatoes with butter on top

Boil the potatoes until they are fork tender.

Drain the water from the potatoes and return them to the pot.

Add 3/4 cup of milk and 1/2 cup of butter and mash those babies!

Or toss them into your stand mixer and whip them up for some really creamy potatoes.

Add the grated cheese and stir into the potatoes.

Now eat them all!!


Easy Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Category: side dish

Yield: 6 servings


  • 5-6 large potatoes of your choice
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup grated old cheddar cheese


  1. Wash and quarter potatoes
  2. Boil until fork tender
  3. Drain the water from the potatoes and return them to the hot pot
  4. Add milk and butter
  5. Mash or whip the potatoes
  6. Add cheese and stir
  7. Enjoy!!


picture of quartered potatoes with butter on top

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