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How to Make Mom’s Mashed Potatoes

Mom’s mashed potatoes are a staple in our family, and are what I have used to create amazing potato dishes of my own. Great stuff, and wonderful as ingredient for potato cakes in the morning!
~ Kimberly Edwards

Type: Side Dish Recipe
Serve With: Gravy, turkey, prime rib
Prep Time: ~ 7 min
Cook Time: ~ 15 min



  1. Wash and peel potatoes. Roughly chop them, and put into pot.
  2. Fill 2 qt pot 3/4 full of water and add 1 tsp sea salt.
  3. Cover and bring to a boil.
  4. Once boiling, turn down heat to a simmer for approximately ~ 10 min.
  5. Take off heat and drain water.
  6. Mash potatoes to consistency you desire.
  7. Add cream and butter, and ensure it is evenly distributed.
  8. Salt & Pepper to taste.

Mom’s mashed potatoes are great…She doesn’t whip them or mash them until completely smooth…There are some chunks left on purpose…

Like I said earlier, they are awesome for making potato cakes in the morning for breakfast! Yum!


I hope you enjoyed this Potato Recipe from Cooking With Kimberly! Until next time…

Eat Deliciously!

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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  1. oh, how i love mashed potatoes. for a dose of extra-super-creaminess, i like to throw a spoon or two of cream cheese in.

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  2. I always take half of the batch and add a roasted garlic clove (mom doesn’t enjoy garlic in her holiday taters)…

    I absolutely love it!

    Merry Christmas ’09!

    Kimberly 🙂

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