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13 Mashed Potato Mistakes Everybody Makes (And How To Avoid Them)

Plus, how to fix them.

We recently tested a bunch of mashed potato recipes to find the best one.

Here are 12 of the most common mistakes we encountered, and how to avoid them:

1. You add all of the liquid at once.

2. You undercook your potatoes...

3. Or just as bad, you overcook them.

4. You make them in a food processor or blender.

5. You use the wrong type of potatoes.

6. You try to make them with 100% sweet potatoes.

7. You don't salt the cooking water.

8. You start cooking your potatoes in boiling water.

9. You add cold butter and milk to hot mashed potatoes.

10. You let them get cold and don't readjust their consistency.

11. You underseason them.

12. You cut the potatoes into irregular sized shapes (or you don't cut them at all).

13. You don't drain them long enough.

Let's get mashing ― you got this!