Microwave Mashed Potatoes Recipe

 10 Minute Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Microwave Mashed Potatoes Recipe will change your life, you will never need to boil potatoes again!  

What if you could make mashed potatoes from scratch in only 10 minutes?  Well, you can by using your microwave and the following easy-to-make recipe.  This recipe is also perfect for busy cooks who enjoy a good home-cooked meal and a great college student cooking hack.

Microwave Mashed Potatoes

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Microwave Mashed Potatoes Recipe:
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
18 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Microwave Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
  • 4 medium potatoes (Russet, Yukon Gold, or white) or 6 to 8 red potatoes
  • Milk to taste
  • Butter to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Wash potatoes and peel if desired.  Place the whole potatoes into a microwave-safe dish.  Cover dish (if covering the dish with microwave safe plastic wrap, poke a small hole in the plastic).

  2. Place potatoes in the microwave.  Microwave on HIGH for 8 minutes or until the potatoes are done.  Using oven mitts, carefully remove dish from microwave. NOTE:  Due to steam building up, use oven mitts or tongs to remove plastic wrap from the dish.

  3. Potato RicerPlace the cooked potatoes into a large bowl.  Use a potato masher or potato ricer to mash potatoes until there are no lumps.  Do not use your electric mixer.

  4. I personally use a potato ricer when making mashed potatoes.  Using a potato ricer, you can make velvety smooth mashed potatoes right at home because potatoes come out fluffy without being gummy.  Once you use the potato rice, you will never go back to the old traditional potato masher . If you do not have one and would like to purchase a potato ricer, just click on the green links.

  5. Add milk, butter, salt, and pepper.  Use your potato masher or ricer to continue mashing potatoes until you reach the desired consistency.  Transfer to a serving bowl and serve.

  6. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

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Source:  Recipe and photo courtesy of the Potato Goodness Unearthed.


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