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Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Never have a lumpy mashed potato again! Create this creamy crowd favourite in your blender for an easy side dish.


12 servings (1.5 l)



Total Time:

41 Minutes


2.0 Litre Container

Never have a lumpy mashed potato again! Create this creamy crowd favourite in your blender for an easy side dish.


2 pounds (820 g) russet potatoes, peeled, quartered
1 cup (240 ml) oat milk, or whole milk
⅔ cup (150 g) unsalted butter
2 teaspoons salt, optional, extra salt is needed for boiling the potatoes


1. Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover them with cold water. Add 1/4 cup (30g) of salt, optional, and place over medium heat. Simmer until fork tender, about a half hour (do not boil, or the potatoes will fall apart and get waterlogged).
2. While the potatoes are cooking, combine the butter, milk and 2 teaspoons (10g) of salt, optional in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook until the butter is completely melted, then set aside.
3. Once the potatoes are fork-tender, strain them and place them back into the large pot. Place back on the stovetop over low heat and cook again for 1 to 2 minutes (this will help to release any extra moisture in the potatoes from the cooking process).
4. Place the warm milk mixture and then the potatoes into the Vitamix container and secure the lid. Select Variable 3 and begin to pulse. Remove the lid plug and insert the tamper, using it to push ingredients down into the blades. Pulse 18-20 times, or until the mixture is smooth (be careful not to over-mix, or the potatoes will get gummy and starchy.
5. Serve warm.

Chef's Notes

Make sure you used russet potatoes for this recipe. These potatoes are mealy and will blend easier and not create as gummy of a potato as waxy potatoes will. Examples of waxy potatoes are Yukon gold and red potatoes. To pulse on a 5200 machine, select Variable 3, and use the on/off switch to quickly start the machine and shut it off. A simple trick to hold mashed potatoes is to place them in cling wrap and seal them tightly, holding them in a warm place until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size 1 serving (102 g)
Amount Per Servings
Calories 160
Total Fat 11 g
Saturated Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 30 mg
Sodium 490 mg
Total Carbohydrate 15 g
Dietary Fibre 1 g
Sugars 2 g
Protein 2 g