Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Fluffy, smooth and rich, these are everything you’re looking for in mashed potatoes. Enjoy with gravy for special occasions (Grandma-approved for Thanksgiving) or midweek dinners.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.


Select your microwave wattage in the dropdown. The cook times in this recipe will automatically change accordingly.

To find your microwave’s wattage, look at the front panel, the side of the door, in the back, in the user manual, or Google the model number. If both an input and output wattage are listed, use the output.

Wattage translates to how powerful the microwave is. The higher the wattage, the faster your food will cook. The lower the wattage, the longer the cook time.

When in doubt, start with less time — you can always add more.


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Product Size

  • Medium Shallow
  • Large Shallow
  • Medium Deep
  • Large Deep

Prep Time

4 mins

Cook Time

8 mins

Free Time

to do a closet cleanout


  • 1 (170g) medium potatoes, washed and peeled, cut in large pieces
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup (60ml) milk or half and half
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste


  1. Place the potato pieces in the Anyday dish. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave for 8 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.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Add a handful of chopped greens (like spinach or kale) with the milk to sneak extra vegetables into your meal.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.