You are here: Home » Recipes » Traditional Mashed Idaho Potatoes Traditional Mashed Idaho Potatoes Recipe by Idaho Potato Commission Yield 4 to 6 servings Nothing beats the taste of traditional mashed potatoes! PrintEmail Ingredients 2 pounds Idaho potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks3/4 cup hot milk (1%, 2%, or whole milk)2 tablespoons butter1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon black pepperOptional Add-Ins:1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley or dill Instructions 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.