Traditional Mashed Potatoes
4 - 6 servings
2 pounds Idaho® potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks (about 5 cups)
3/4 cup hot milk (1%, 2%, or whole milk)
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley or dill
Place potatoes in large pot and add enough cold water to cover the potatoes. Cook 13 to 15 minutes or until very tender. Drain potatoes in colander.
Return cooked potatoes to pot and stir over medium heat, about 1 minute, until excess water has evaporated.
With potato masher, mash in hot milk, butter, salt and pepper. Beat with wooden spoon until potatoes are smooth and creamy. Stir in any optional add-ins, if desired.