How to make easy homemade mashed potatoes with no recipe required, instructions I wish someone had given me during my childhood of eating boxed mashed potatoes! From

No-recipe Homemade Mashed Potatoes

Course Side Dish
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Tracy


  • Potatoes peeled and diced
  • Butter margerine, or non-dairy butter
  • Milk cream, or dairy replacement of choice
  • Salt and pepper


  • Place potatoes in a pot. Cover with cold water (starting with cold water will make sure your potatoes cook evenly all the way through and you don't get soggy outsideand salt water well with a teaspoon or two of salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Boil until potatoes are tender enough that you can easily smash a piece of one against the side of your pot with a fork, about 6 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat and drain potatoes.
  • Using a fork or potato masher, smash potatoes in the pot. Add butter or margarine and a splash of milk or cream. Mix and add salt and pepper. Taste and add more butter/milk/salt if needed.