Microwave Mashed Potatoes

Microwave Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes in minutes are a delicious and satisfying solution for time-pressed cooks.

Servings: 4


  • 4 medium Colorado Russet, yellow-flesh or white potatoes or 6 to 8 small red potatoes
  • Warm milk
  • Butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3  garlic cloves peeled and mashed


Place Colorado potatoes in microwave-safe dish or a microwavable steamer bag. Cover tightly with lid or plastic wrap. (If using plastic wrap, poke a small hole in the wrap.) Microwave on high for 8 minutes (cooking time may vary depending on your microwave) or until potatoes are done. Use oven mitts or tongs to remove from microwave. Remove plastic wrap carefully to prevent burns from steam. Place potatoes in bowl and mash with potato masher. Add milk, butter, garlic colves, salt and pepper to your taste, mashing until desired consistency is reached.