World's Easiest Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Erica Julson
  • 3 lbs small red potatoes, halved (or quartered if they are larger)
  • 1 head peeled cloves of garlic
  • 1 stick, 8 tablespoons pasture raised butter
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  1. Place the cubed potatoes and the peeled cloves of garlic in a large pot. Cover with several inches of water, and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a low boil, so that the potatoes don't fall apart, and let cook for about 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork-tender.
  2. When the potatoes are tender, drain and return to the pot. Add the butter, milk, salt, and pepper and mash with a potato masher until the potatoes are smooth. Serve right away.