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Southern Style Mashed Potatoes

These Southern Style Mashed Potatoes are the ultimate comfort food. Made with just five, well ok six if you count salt and pepper separately, ingredients they couldn’t be easier to make.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Susanne Susanne Eagan


  • 2-3 lbs small red potatoes
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth or enough to cover the potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Scrub the potatoes and if you prefer peeled potatoes peel them now
  2. Dice the potatoes so that they are small and close in size (dicing them to similar sizes will help ensure the potatoes cook evenly)
  3. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper then cover with chicken broth and bring to a boil

  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes or until fork tender
  5. In a small sauce pan melt the butter and then stir in milk until combined
  6. Pour mixture over potatoes and mash until desired consistency