Skip to main content

Easy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

I want to share my easy mashed potatoes side dish recipe with you this morning. This recipe includes only 5 simple ingredients, and it's easy to make any day of the week. Or make ahead and serve 2 or 3 days later. Sorry, there are no specific measurements; you just use your senses for this one. 😁

Patricia's Easy Mashed Potatoes

  1. First, wash about 10 or so russet potatoes (more if you need to make more, fewer if you need make less)
  2. Peel them.
  3. Then cut them into chunky cubes. 
  4. Next, rinse the cubed potatoes in a colander. 
  5. Place the potatoes in a pot and boil. Stir frequently. Add a few shakes of salt from time to time.
  6. Once the potatoes are soft (they're ready when a fork easily goes through a couple of the cubed potatoes), pour the potato broth into a glass bowl or large glass measuring cup (32 oz. with a handle works great). It will be hot so handle with care!
  7. Pour the potatoes into a separate bowl. 
  8. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of margarine.
  9. Add a few more shakes of salt if you want.
  10. Add a little bit of milk and some potato broth to the potatoes. 
  11. Mash the potatoes. Add a little more of the milk and broth until you're happy with the consistency. You'll want more broth than milk, by the way. Continue to mash as you gradually add the milk and broth. (NOTE: If you get your potatoes too runny, placing them in the microwave for a couple of minutes should remove the excess moisture).
  12. Once you're happy with the consistency, you can mix them with a handheld mixer to smooth out the lumps if you would like to.
  13. Add 1 to 2 more tablespoons of margarine on top of the potatoes then serve. Place in microwave for about 90 seconds if the margarine doesn't melt on its own.*
*If these are make-ahead mashed potatoes, add the margarine when you're ready to serve them. From the refrigerator, microwave them for 2 to 3 minutes and stir. Repeat until the potatoes are hot. If they dry out from microwaving, add a little bit of milk, and microwave 1 to 2 more minutes to make them creamier.

easy mashed potatoes
Image courtesy of via Pinterest


I hope you enjoy today's side dish recipe. 

Have a blessed week,



Other Posts You Might Like

Love Never Fails

 After Saul (Paul) was converted from Judaism, in which he was a trained priest, to Christianity on the road to Damascus, he spent a few years learning how to be a better person for God's new work in Christ. After God prepared him, Paul started preaching the Good News to people in different cities. One of those cities was Corinth in Greece. When Paul needed to correct - or praise - some teachings of the churches that were established in these cities but couldn't get back to them right away, he would write them letters. One of these letters (often called epistles) is called I Corinthians in the Holy Bible.  The message I want to bring to your attention today is what Paul was telling this church about love. He told them in verse 16:14 to, " Do everything with love. " (NLT) The NKJV read as, " Let all that you do be done with love. " What a difference we could make in the world if we could all follow this beautiful advice.  In the same Book of I Corinthians 13:

New Elderly Tips

I have added some elderly tips  to my Senior Care Memoirs website. We all have a senior in our family, such as a parent or grandparent. Or we see elderly people while we're shopping. They deserve to feel respected and independent. So, I have added these new tips as some helpful advice. Watch for posts to be added to the Senior Care Memoirs site more frequently as new stages evolve in my senior family members' lives.  I hope you enjoy these tips and other upcoming posts. Together, we can figure this out. We're going to fill our blank canvas with helpful information. I won't be posting any future updates to the other site here, so you will want to bookmark it if you're interested in reading this type of information. Thanks for stopping by today. Image courtesy of Kelly Sikkema via Unsplash Blessings, Patricia 

Free Typing Lessons

Today’s topic, free typing lessons, is part of the  #smlworkfromhome  series. As I mentioned in my book,  Transcribe Like a Pro: Making Money from Home , typing is obviously one of the most important skills you will need to succeed as a transcriptionist . Of course, the process is easier when you know the correct way to type. You definitely can’t finger peck your way to success when you transcribe, because most clients want a fairly quick turnaround once a transcribing job is assigned. So, I am listing 4 free typing sites below that will show you the correct finger positioning as well as which finger is to be used for each letter, number, and symbol on a keyboard. Image courtesy of Tirza van Dijk via Unsplash Free typing lessons: Free typing lessons from  has a sign-in portal so you can keep track of your progress. Although signing in isn’t required, I think that creating a sign-in will make it easier for you to keep up with your progress. Typing Club tea