Rustic Mashed Potatoes

Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Sherry
Nothing beats a good helping of mashed potatoes. Rustic mashed potatoes are so creamy that they're good without gravy.
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  • 7 pounds Gold potatoes
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • cups milk see note
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper


  • Scrub and wash potatoes with a vegetable brush but do not peel. Cut potatoes in half then cut each half in four or five pieces. Bring a generously salted large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes, return to a boil, then reduce heat, and cook until tender. Drain well.
  • Add potatoes, butter, salt and pepper in a large bowl then mash. Add milk, a little at a time, and mix until desired consistency. Adjust salt and pepper as needed. Potatoes will be slightly lumpy.


I generally use evaporated milk in my mashed potatoes, but scalded whole milk works great. Taste differs slightly, depending on the milk.