Microwave Mashed Potatoes

October 13, 2022
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Photo by Anyday Microwave Cookware
  • Prep time 6 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Serves 2-4
Author Notes

The microwave is the *absolute* best way to make mashed potatoes. Cook, serve, store, and reheat them all in the same dish— and pop it in the dishwasher when you’re done! Enjoy with gravy for special occasions (Grandma-approved for Thanksgiving) or midweek dinners.

Note: This recipe was created for a 1000-watt microwave. Head to to find the original recipe and adjust cooking times for other microwave wattages.

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What You'll Need
  • 4 medium potatoes, washed and peeled, cut in large pieces
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup milk, half-and-half or heavy cream
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  1. Place the potato pieces in a Large Anyday dish. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave for 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients to the hot potatoes. With a potato masher, whisk, or fork, mash the potatoes. Season generously with salt and black pepper and serve immediately.

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