Nothing fancy here, just good, basic mashed potatoes that are great as is or topped with gravy. For extra flavor, sprinkle with chopped chives.
Place the potato in a medium saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes or until tender; drain.
Combine the milk, butter, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add potato; let stand 5 minutes or until butter melts.
Beat the potato mixture with a mixer at medium speed until smooth.
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