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Perfect Mashed Potatoes – my moms recipe

This recipe has been passed down for generations. It is the only way I make mashed potatoes and the only way my kids will eat them. Let’s start getting ready for Thanksgiving ๐Ÿ—



  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 5lbs of golden yellow potatoes
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 4 tbs of butter
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1/2 tbs ofย vegetaย or salt
  • 4 tbs of sour cream


Bring a pot of water to a boil.

Peel and cube the potatoes.

Add the potatoes to the boiling water and cook until fork tender, about 15 minutes; drain.

Return to pot and add butter [it will melt from the hot potatoes and pot], sour cream, milk, vegeta or salt and pepper to taste.

Using a masher, mix until smooth and creamy. Serve with chicken, beef, fish or on its own. If you like it more rustic, you can leave the skin on.

Bon appetite.

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10 Responses to “Perfect Mashed Potatoes – my moms recipe”

    • Susan

      I would love to see more family recipes. I absolutely love tried and true family recipes ( for Ben to make of course ๐Ÿ˜œ)

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  1. Candy Keane | Geek Mamas

    Sounds like my momโ€™s recipe. But you got a little typo there. Itโ€™s pretty funny. Must still have your hoo-haa post on your mind because you keep calling it โ€œVAGetaโ€ LOL ๐Ÿ™‚



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