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Marie's Best Ever Homemade Mashed Potatoes

Marie's Best Ever Homemade Mashed Potatoes with Step by Step Images are thick pillows of lush velvety glory: easy, delicious, nutritious and economical!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Canadian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 Servings
Author Valerie Lugonja via Marie


  • 2.5 kilograms red potatoes
  • 125 grams milk
  • 250 grams cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vegeta
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Materials Required

  • 1 Heavy Pot or Dutch Oven
  • 1 Potatoe Peeler
  • 1 Slotted Spoon
  • 1 Sieve or Colander
  • 1 Electric Mixer


  1. Put heavy pot filled with water on stove to boil while peeling potatoes

  2. Peel potatoes removing all blemishes and eyes; soak peeled potatoes in cool water while peeling

  3. When finished peeling, change water; cube potatoes into small evenly sized cubes, returning to fresh water until all are chopped

  4. Water should now be boiling; add a generous amount of salt (about 1 tablespoon)

  5. Using a slotted spoon, transfer chopped potatoes into boiling water; bring back to a boil

  6. When water returns to boil; set timer for 15 minutes

  7. Check potatoes for doneness (easily pierceable with fork); turn off heat and strain through sieve

  8. Place potatoes back into warm heavy pot; mash with masher until crumbly enough to accept electric mixer; add 1/4 cup of milk and cheese

  9. Whip potatoes into milk and cheese with electric mixer for 1 - 2 minutes, until creamy; add seasonings and remaining milk, as necessary

  10. Whisk to combine; taste and adjust seasonings

  11. Serve immediately, or cover and reheat when needed