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Mashed Potatoes for Two on a plate with ribs and green beans.

Mashed Potatoes for Two

These Mashed Potatoes for Two couldn't be simpler to make. You just need one medium to large potato (or a couple reds), some butter, cream or milk, and salt, and you’re 15 minutes away from an excellent small batch of mashed potatoes.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 203kcal
Author Tracy


Special Equipment

Mashed Potatoes for Two

  • 1 medium to large potato
  • Salt
  • 1 tablespoon (14g) butter
  • 1 tablespoon cream or milk
  • Pepper


  • In a medium pot, cover potatoes with cold water and salt generously.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook for 8 to 12 minutes, until potatoes are fork tender. Remove from heat and drain.
  • Add butter to the potatoes and use a potato masher or fork to mash potatoes.
  • Add cream or milk and stir until incorporated. Add salt, pepper, and more cream or milk to taste.
  • Serve and enjoy.


Calories: 203kcal