Dad's Famous Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
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Dad's Famous Mashed Potatoes are always the star of a dinner table! Perfectly creamy, buttery, and they have such amazing flavor. People are always begging him to make the recipe!


  • 6-8 potatoes russet or gold work great
  • 1/4 cup milk more if needed
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons salt Lawry's seasoning salt is what we use
  • pepper to taste
  • Optional garnish: freshly chopped chives


  1. To start, peel and cut your potatoes into about 1/2 -1 inch cubes. Place them into a large pot and wash the starch off until the water runs clear. Fill the pot with cold water to fully submerse potatoes. Add a dash of salt.
  2. Boil the potatoes for about 15 minutes or until they are fork tender. Drain the potatoes and add milk, butter, and salt.
  3. Using an electric hand mixer, beat the potatoes on high until they start to form peaks. If the potatoes still seem thick and need to be creamer, add additional milk. Also add additional salt to taste. (You can also mash them with a potato masher.)
Nutrition Facts
Dad's Famous Mashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1592 Calories from Fat 855
% Daily Value*
Fat 95g146%
Saturated Fat 60g300%
Cholesterol 250mg83%
Sodium 5615mg234%
Potassium 5359mg153%
Carbohydrates 162g54%
Fiber 32g128%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 2935IU59%
Vitamin C 145.7mg177%
Calcium 480mg48%
Iron 41.4mg230%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.