Mashed Potatoes (English)

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes have been a staple part of American meals since instant mashed potatoes became popularized in the 1950s. Mashed potatoes are made frequently in American households due to the ease and speed in which this dish can be made. Because of this, hand-made mashed potatoes has become one of America's top favorite sides to serve during Thanksgiving. Please enjoy this everyday American favorite!



  • 5 pounds potatoes
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon, 2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • Toppings: choppedfresh chives or green onions, freshly cracked black pepper


  1. Cut the potatoes into evenly-sized chunks and transfer to a large pot full of cold water. Make sure that there is enough water to sit 1 inch above the potatoes. Stir in garlic and 1 tablespoon of salt into the water.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-high (maintaining boil) and continue cooking for about 10-12 minutes. or until a knife inserted in the middle of a potato goes in easily with almost no resistance. Carefully drain out all of the water.
  3. While the potatoes are boiling, heat the butter, milk, and an additional 2 teaspoons of salt together in a small saucepan or in the microwave until the butter is melted. Set aside until ready to use.
  4. After draining the water, immediately return the potatoes to the pot and turn the heat down to low. After about 1 minute, remove the pot entirely from the heat and set on a flat, heatproof surface.



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