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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 BakingMischief.com

No-recipe Homemade Mashed Potatoes

How to make easy homemade mashed potatoes without a recipe.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
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 outsides) and salt water well with a teaspoon or two of salt. Bring to a boil.
  • 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 8 to 12 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.