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Mashed Potatoes (aka Grammy’s Mashed Potato Recipe)

Grammy’s secret ingredient will set your mashed potatoes apart from everyone else’s. Enjoy with a yummy Pot Roast or Thanksgiving Dinner or any entrée.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8


  • 5 lbs. Potatoes I like to use Yukon
  • ¾-1 cup of whole milk
  • 4-6 tablespoons of butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½-1 tablespoon granulated sugar


  1. Start by filling a large pot with water, about half way full and turn on high heat.
  2. While water is heating to a boil wash and peel all potatoes and cut into large chunks. Make sure they are close to the same size so they cook evenly.
  3. Boil potatoes until tender, about 20-25 minutes.
  4. Once potatoes are all tender drain water and add cubes of butter, salt/pepper and sugar.
  5. Gradually add in milk while using a hand mixer and beat potatoes until nice and creamy. Add more salt/pepper, butter and sugar if needed. Slowly add more milk if needed. Enjoy