Photo: Anna Williams
6 servings

What's the difference between smashed and mashed? Less time, less effort.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a large saucepan, cover the potatoes with cold water. Over high heat, bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until the potatoes are cooked, about 10 minutes. Drain and return the potatoes to the pot.

Step 2

Add the milk and butter and mash with a potato masher or fork. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper. Cover to keep warm until serving.

Ratings & Reviews

Blancanieves's Review

November 28, 2014
Good recipe but I would add an herb such as dill to make it better. I found everything else to be perfect.

sarahadams04's Review

May 17, 2011
These were completely simple and a perfect option when you are craving mashed potatoes! I do, however, recommend not going by cooking time and instead checking to be sure that they are done. (I didn't do this and they were just a touch undercooked). I also added about 1/8 tsp of salt. They was just a touch too much liquid, but otherwise they were great!