Mashed Potatoes

Simple but classic.  Adjust ingredients as desired.

November 24, 2022


  • 4 lbs Idaho potatoes
  • 1 stick butter (0.25 lb)
  • Milk (~1 cup)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cooked and crumbled bacon (optional)
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (optional)


  1. Peel potatoes and quarter.  
  2. Boil until soft.  
  3. Cut up butter and put into large bowl.  
  4. Mash with potato masher until butter is incorporated.  
  5. Add some of the milk mash until mixed.  
  6. Repeat until desired consistency.  
  7. Salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Place in baking dish
  9. Top with cheese and bacon, if desired.
  10. Heat in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until hot.


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I figure it’s has been done about this way since I was a kid.