Creamy mashed potatoes

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Creamy mashed potatoes
A brilliant mashed potato recipe, which once mastered can be adapted for different results.

1.5kg (3 ¼ lb) floury potatoes (such as Rooster), peeled and cut into even-sized chunks
120ml (4 fl oz) milk
75g (3oz) butter
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Snipped fresh chives, to garnish

Place the potatoes in a large pan of salted water. Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until the potatoes are tender without breaking up. Drain and return to the pan over a low heat to dry out.

Mash the potatoes or pass them through a potato ricer if you want a really smooth finish.

Heat the milk in a small pan or in the microwave. Using a wooden spoon, beat in the butter until you have a smooth, creamy mash.

Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve at once garnished with the snipped fresh chives.


Preparation Time
15 minutes

Cooking Time
20 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Vegetables

Recipe Type
Budget, Easy, Kids Food, Side Dish, Vegetarian, Classics


Special Info
Gluten free, Nut free, Egg free, Vegetarian

Level of Difficulty
Moderately Easy

 Try replacing a couple tablespoons of the milk with crème fraîche or cream for a richer version.

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