Mashed Potatoes

The Brazilian style to prepare mashed potatoes.


Click here to see the recipe in Portuguese


servings: 4

preparation time: 30 minutes



6 large yellow potatoes, peeled and washed

½ cup milk

1 tbs. butter

1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

salt to taste



1 – Cut potatoes in half, put in a saucepan with a pinch of salt and cover with water.

2 – Bring to a boil until they are very tender (pierce with a fork or try one to see if it is well cooked).

3 – After cooking, remove from heat and drain.

4 – Mash the potatoes using a potato ricer and return pan to heat.

5 – Stirring constantly, add all ingredients: potatoes, milk, butter and cheese. Taste. If necessary, add a pinch more of salt.


Tips and Options:

  • Add ½ cup of heavy cream instead of milk. It will make your mashed potatoes even creamier.
  • To enhance the dish, add 1 clove garlic, chopped parsley or chives.
  • Serve with meat, chicken, fish, hot dog or sausage in tomato sauce.


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