Kitchenaid Mashed Potato

by hintofhelen
Kitchenaid Mashed Potato | Hint of Helen-46

I’m from an Irish family; which means I love potatoes, and I really really love mashed potatoes. Despite this, I actually really hate mashing mash, so went for around 2 years without making it when I first moved out of my parents home. I used to request mash whenever i was at mums for dinner.

This all changed when I got the best kitchen tool imaginable: my Kitchenaid. I didn’t purchase my Kitchenaid thinking about mashed potato, but i’m so glad I now know how to do it!

If you have a stand mixer, and hate mashing potatoes, you’re in luck with this recipe (and it’s hands down the best mash i have EVER eaten – especially when garlic salt is added in!)

How to make mashed potato in a Kitchenaid stand mixer

Scroll down for printable recipe card and ingredient list.

1. Make all the ingredients ready to hand. You’ll need potatoes, milk, butter and salt and pepper.

2. Start by peeling the potatoes with a potato peeler

3. Chop the potatoes into evenly sized pieces, similar to those below:

4. Add the potatoes to a large pan; the one you plan to boil them in

5. Add cold water to the pan, and using you’d hands, swish the potatoes around in the water, to wash and remove excess starch. The water will become cloudy:

6. Drain the water from the pan, leaving the potatoes in the pan, and boil a kettle full of water

7. Once the kettle water has boiled, add to the pan of potatoes; ensuring all the poets are covered and submerged in the water.

8. Place the pan on the hob/stovetop and bring to the boil; once boiling, reduce the heat to simmer the potatoes.

9. Cook the potatoes until they are cooked and soft, ready for mashing. You will know the potatoes are cooked enough when a fork is inserted and removed without resistance. Drain the potatoes, and set aside while you prepare the Kitchenaid.

10. You firstly need a flat beater. You can use the white one which came with your Kitchenaid, or i’d recommend to use the Flex Edge Beater if you have one (as it will scape the edges down as it mixes).

11. Add the potatoes to the bowl of the Kitchenaid

12. Attach your flat beater,

13. Mix on low (speed 1-2) for 2 minutes, until all visible lumps have disappeared

14. Next, remove the flat beater, and attach the wire whisk

15. Mix on high (7-9) for 2 minutes. This will add air and make the mashed potato fluffy

16. Whilst the whisk is still mixing the potato, add milk and butter, then continue to mix for a further 2 minutes

17. After 4 total time mixing the potatoes, the mashed potato will be smooth and fluffy. Pause the whisk, and elevate the whisk

18. Add salt and pepper to the mashed potato (add any other spices you’d like to at this stage – e.g. garlic salt or chilli powder).

19. Return the whisk to mix and incorporate the spices. If you feel the mash needs any additional butter or milk, add it in too.

20. Remove the white whisk, and you’ll have smooth, creamy mashed potato with no arm-work!

Yield: 4

Kitchenaid Mashed Potato

Kitchenaid Mashed Potato Recipe

Here's how to make mashed potato with your Kitchenaid stand mixer.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 8 large potatoes
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp Milk
  • Salt / Pepper / seasoning as required


  1. Peel and chop potatoes into equal-sized pieces
  2. Add potatoes to a large pan of cold water, rinse of additional starch and drain 
  3. Boil the kettle, and add to the pan of potatoes. Place on a hob/stovetop and simmer until a fork is inserted with no resistance.
  4. Drain the potatoes and set aside, ensuring they are dry before proceeding 
  5. Tip potatoes into your mixer and attach the flat beater
  6. Beat the potatoes on low (speed 1-2) for 1 minute, until all visible lumps have disappeared
  7. Switch the flat beater for your wire whisk
  8. Whisk on high for 1-2 minutes, until smooth
  9. Add milk and butter, and mix on medium until absorbed
  10. Add salt/pepper, and any seasoning you'd like (chilli flakes? Garlic salt? Whatever you fancy!)
  11. Eat and enjoy!


Nutritional values calculated using VeryWellFit

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Nutrition Information



Amount Per Serving Calories 239Total Fat 6.6gSaturated Fat 4.1gCholesterol 18mgCarbohydrates 40.8gFiber 6gSugar 4.3gProtein 5.3g
Kitchenaid Mashed Potato Recipe

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Judy A Johnston 17th November 2018 - 4:09 pm

I am a brand new Kitchen Aid mixer owner. The recipe for Tasty mashed potatoes will be my first dish to make in my treasured mixer.
So so glad to have these recipes to follow.
Thank you and Happy Holidays

Louise 16th April 2019 - 5:25 pm

Complete same here, only my new toy is a Kenwood Kmix stand mixer. Was my birthday present which I couldn’t wait to open, but lack of free time is keeping me from launching major baking projects. Your foolproof guide for this lovely dish which I, too, hadn’t made for a while due to being to lazy to do all the hand mashing, was a great way to put my mixer to the test for the very first time & with great results. Thank you!

Stacey 25th November 2018 - 1:00 am

I made these mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving and will continue using this recipe! Thanks for saving my mashed potatoes!!! Delicious!!!

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Shelley 3rd January 2020 - 1:13 am

Hello Helen,
Have tried many methods to make the perfect mash. This is awesome, yes a few steps but worth it.

Helen 3rd January 2020 - 8:55 am

So glad you enjoy the recipe Shelley – it’s SO worth it 🙂

Saadia 25th April 2020 - 8:54 am

I got my kitchen aid about a month and so happy with how its working out. I was looking for a way to mash potatoes in it. Youve written the steps in a perfectly detailed way! I have one teensy problem though: I dont have a flat beater but I do have batter mixer, would it work?

Hint of Helen 25th April 2020 - 10:10 am

Yes it would work with the batter mixer too 🙂 congrats on the new Kitchenaid!!

Mackenzie fowler 7th November 2021 - 8:16 pm

Hi! Followed the instructions but they were gummy 🙁 any tips, somewhere I could have gone wrong? I even shortened the whisking time. Only thing I did differently is I accidentally added the butter before the whisking step. Could that have made them gummy?

hintofhelen 13th December 2021 - 12:08 pm

Oh no! Sorry to hear this Mackenzie! It may have been if the potatoes were not completely dried off as the water they have boiled in becomes starchy? Hopefully, you’ll have more luck on your next attempt and they were salvageable!

LG Small 28th July 2022 - 2:36 pm

Thank you for posting this recipe!!! I made it last night is was the best mashed potatoes I have ever made! My family loved them!!! They love mashed potatoes but I hate the hassle with the hand mixer and they are NEVER really lump free, so I barely ever make them. I have wondered for years if I could make them in my Kitchenaid mixer but someone told me I couldn’t. I’m so glad I finally decided to google it. Thanks to this post my family will be enjoying their favorite potatoes much more often!!! Thank u!!!

Dana 26th December 2022 - 11:36 pm

We are living in temporary housing while our permanent residence is being repaired. We realized on Thanksgiving that we had left our masher at our permanent residence, but our stand mixer came to the rescue! I can’t believe I’ve been hand mashing all these years. This recipe is awesome; I’m never going back!

Lois 24th June 2023 - 1:50 am

I am retired with the kids all grown. I love mashed potatoes, but have hesitated to make them for myself. After ordering disappointing pre-made mashed potatoes, I finally made your recipe. OMG ~ these are delicious! Leftovers heat up easily without added milk. No gumminess ~ followed your recipe and instructions, but added more butter. Thank you!!

Jo Ann 14th October 2023 - 5:15 pm

How do you dry the potatoes?

Hint of Helen 19th October 2023 - 3:05 pm

Just in a dry kitchen towel or tea-towel if needed – or leave them in the colander for a moment and they can sometimes dry up quick there too 🙂

Alan 17th November 2023 - 6:09 am

Hello and Thanks,
I have yet to buy the mixer but will do that soon. I am a male who is 62 and learning to cook because I miss the things I grew up with. My Dad’s Grilled Hamburgers and my Mother’s mashed potatoes. She had an old kitchen aid and used beaters. They always turned out great and only in the last few days did I even wonder how she did it. Thanks to you I have a great recipe and a start. I have tried instant potatoes with mixed success in that for years
I liked them but lately the taste is lacking. It’s been that way for the last few years. After reading other
I guess I am not alone in my dislike for instant potatoes.

Thanks once again Al


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