Plain Jane Mashed Potatoes

Plain Jane Mashed Potatoes are quick homemade mashed potatoes
made with whole milk, butter, salt and pepper.


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Plain Jane Mashed Potatoes

Plain Jane Mashed Potatoes

Some dishes call for plain old mashed potatoes. Meatloaf is one of them. In my family, when Meatloaf is on the table mashed potatoes and green beans go with it.

That’s if we are keeping it traditional. But you have to have some type of potato.

That’s just non-negotiable. There is just something about having meatloaf with a side of pillowy mashed potatoes that indescribable.

Plain Jane Mashed Potatoes

Another great way to make this recipe is to leave all or most of the skin on the potatoes. This gives the potatoes and little extra texture and flavor.

Speaking of that, I think I’m going to have to make them that way next time I make meatloaf. And if you are going to leave some of the skin on, you want to make sure that you wash your potato skin really well.

Typically I rinse them under warm water and scrub them with my hands. Then pat them dry with a towel or paper towel Keep in mind that if you include the skin, you may need to add more milk, butter, etc. to the recipe.

Plain Jane Mashed Potatoes

You want to make sure that you don’t overcook your potatoes…

The recipe calls for the potatoes to be cooked for 20 minutes, but that can definitely vary according to how large or small you cut your potatoes. Once they become fork tender they are done. They will look somewhat translucent.

I have overcooked them before and had to start over. Since they are boiled in water, they are still saturated even after draining them.

So since I overcooked them, with the extra saturation they just did not come out right. Once I started mashing them they just turned to mush. It happens lol.

We always like to include these tips and hope they provide value to those who visit this blog.



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Plain Jane Mashed Potatoes
Plain Jane Mashed Potatoes are quick homemade mashed potatoes made with whole milk, butter, salt and pepper. 
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mashed potatoes, potatoes
Author: Ashley Frederick


  • 3 medium sized russet potatoes
  • 1/3 c of whole milk
  • 3 tbsp of butter
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of black pepper


  • Peel and dice potatoes. 
  • Rinse and drain potatoes. 
  • Place in a pot with 4-6 cups of water. 
  • Boil on medium heat for 20 minutes or until fork tender. 
  • Once potatoes are done, drain water and add to a bowl. 
  • Add milk, butter, salt, pepper and stir pressing potatoes together while stirring. 


Tip: Do not cook potatoes until they are falling apart. As soon as they become fork tender, remove from pot. 
*Blend with a hand mixture for extra smooth potatoes.
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