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Microwave Mashed Potatoes

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“A quick and easy microwave recipe for mashed potatoes. This is a great way to make mashed potatoes without heating up the kitchen when it is hot outside.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered (about 2 pounds)
  • 118.29-177.44 ml milk
  • 59.14 ml butter
  • salt and pepper


  1. Rinse peeled and quartered potatoes.
  2. Arrange potatoes in medium glass bowl.
  3. Cover with plastic wrap.
  4. Cook at HIGH for 9 to 10-1/2 minutes; stir once. You can set your kitchen timer for a reminder to stir. Potatoes should be tender.
  5. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes.
  6. During this 5 minute standing time, combine milk, butter, salt and pepper in a large glass bowl or 8-cup glass pyrex measuring cup.
  7. Cook milk mixture at MEDIUM for 2 to 3 minutes or until hot.
  8. Drain potatoes.
  9. Add potatoes to the hot milk mixture; mash until smooth.

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