Ultimate Light and Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

Ultimate Light and Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

Ultimate Light and Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

Potatoes USA
Video: How to Make Ultimate Light and Fluffy Mashed Potatoes
Whip up perfection, with these light and creamy mashed russet potatoes, perfect for any occasion. Mashed potatoes are deceivingly simple, and a mainstay on any holiday table or a side to a simple Sunday dinner.
No ratings yet
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Servings 12
Calories 250 kcal


  • 4 Pounds Alsum russet potatoes
  • 2 Cups Whole milk
  • 12 Tablespoons Unsalted butter softened
  • Kosher salt as needed
  • Black pepper as needed


  • Peel the potatoes and cut them into 1-2 inch dices (the size of the dices should be like one another to ensure even cooking). Transfer the potatoes to a bowl of cold water and rinse them 2-3 times until the water runs clear, this process helps remove excess starch.
  • In a large stockpot, bring 4 quarts of water to a boil over high heat. Add the potatoes and cook them until they are completely tender. Drain the potatoes in a colander and rinse them lightly for about 30 seconds with hot water, allow them to drain/release steam for about 1-2 minutes.
  • Place a ricer or food mill over another pot and pass the potatoes through it. Add the milk and the butter to the potatoes and gently stir. Adjust the seasoning with the salt and pepper, keep the potatoes warm until ready to serve.


Calories: 250kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 5gFat: 13gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 25mgPotassium: 688mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin C: 8mg