Best Mashed Potatoes

easy + dairy free options

simple, easy to make and a complete crowd pleaser, these best mashed potatoes will keep you coming back for more! + there's some dairy free options too.

step 1

Start by measuring out and prepping the ingredients listed. you'll find more tips and substitutions on the blog. There's several options for dairy free as well.

step 2

Next peel the potatoes if desired and cut them into evenly sized pieces. I prefer larger chunks of potatoes for a creamier, less watery mash.

step 3

Boil the potatoes until 'fork tender' making sure to keep the potatoes covered with water as they cook.

step 4

Next add the cooked potatoes to a mixer bowl. You can also mash the potatoes by hand or use a potato ricer. Do not add them to a food processor - they will turn to glue!

step 5

Then beat or mash the potatoes together with the melted butter or dairy free option listed. This is the magic step where the fat coats the starch molecules and creates the best textured mashed potatoes.

step 6

Once you've beaten in the butter, add the heated 1/2 & 1/2 until your desired consistency is reached. season to taste well with sea salt and pepper to really bring the best out of your mashed potatoes.

step 7

Serve immediately with your choice of main dish. You can sprinkle with some chopped fresh parsley for color and drizzle with a bit of melted butter if desired.

3 key tips

1. Use Russet or Yukon golds for the fluffiest mashed potatoes.

2. Don't skimp on the salt and pepper, they bring out the flavor.

3. Also I wouldn't skimp on the butter or dairy free option, that's what gives these mashed potatoes so much flavor and incredible texture.


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