Basic Mashed Potatoes for One

You can spice up this basic recipe by adding paprika, garlic powder, nutmeg, or other seasonings with the salt and pepper.

Serves: 1Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy


Serves: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 large potato, peeled and quartered
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1½ tsp. milk
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. pepper

Directions

  • Fill a medium-sized saucepan with enough salted water to cover the potato and bring to a boil.
  • Cook the potato in the boiling water until tender and easily pierced with a fork, about 5 minutes. Drain.
  • Place the potato in a bowl and add the butter. Mash using a fork or a potato masher. Add the milk a bit at a time as you are mashing, being sure not to add more than is needed. Mash until the potato is fluffy. Stir in the salt and pepper.