Classic Thermomix Mashed Potatoes are easy to make and are always a favorite! These tasty mashed potatoes are versatile and customisable and they are deliciously smooth and creamy.
(Gluten-Free & Vegan Option Available)
Creamy Mashed Potatoes Using A Thermomix
Mashed potatoes are a classic side dish that everybody loves. And how better to make them than with the quick and easy Thermomix!
Using a Thermomix to make mashed potatoes is simple and effective. The method used in this recipe ensures that your mashed potatoes always turn out smooth, thick, and creamy!
This simple dish can be used and served in many different ways. Mashed potatoes are the perfect side dish for so many main meals and can be used as an ingredient in a variety of dishes. So you won't ever have any trouble using up leftovers - if you ever have any!
Check out my list of The BEST Thermomix Recipes for more inspiration!
Ingredients & Notes
- Potatoes. Use potatoes that are best for mashing. See below for more information!
- Milk. I like to use whole milk to make my mashed potatoes but you can use any type you prefer. And if you are making vegan mashed potatoes oat milk is a good dairy milk alternative - but you can use any kind you best prefer.
- Seasoning. You can season your potatoes any way you like best - I like the classic addition of salt and pepper. You can see below for more seasoning suggestions.
- (Optional) Butter. This optional ingredient makes the potatoes rich and creamy. But the dish will still be tasty without it. If you are making vegan mashed potatoes be sure to omit the butter or use plant-based butter.
POTATOES PERFECT FOR MASHING:
- Royal Blue
- Red Desiree
- Dutch Cream
- Yukon Golds - a yellow variety of potato that is my favorite to use for making mashed potatoes!
- Maris Piper
- King Edward
- Red Pontiac
Things To Add To Your Mashed Potatoes
Seasoning - Salt, black or white pepper, chili flakes or chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, and/or smoked paprika.
Cheese - Sharp cheddar is a delicious classic, but you could add any other varieties that you like such as gouda, Parmesan, goat cheese, or blue cheese.
Herbs - I love to add fresh herbs like chives, thyme, or parsley to my mashed potatoes. But you can also use dried herbs if you don't have any fresh varieties.
How To Make Mashed Potatoes With A Thermomix
Peel and cut the potatoes into 1 - 2cm cubes. Cutting the potato into roughly the same size pieces will ensure they cook evenly.
Place the prepared potatoes directly into the Thermomix mixing bowl. Add the salt and milk and cook for 20 - 25 minutes/100°/reverse/speed 1. The potatoes should be tender and breaking apart.
Once the potatoes are soft and cooked, add the butter (and any other optional additions) if you are including any. Then insert the butterfly whisk and mix for 10 - 15 seconds/speed 3. Do not overmix the potatoes as they will become gluey in texture.
The classic Thermomix mashed potatoes are then ready to be served or you can place them in the thermo-server for 10 minutes first to thicken up.
You can store the Thermomix Mash in the fridge for up to three days in an airtight container.
You can also freeze the mash for up to two months in an airtight container or bag. When it comes to defrosting it, leave the mash in the refrigerator overnight to thaw completely, then reheat it in the microwave.
Recipe Notes and Tips
- If you like chunks of peel in your mashed potatoes, skip peeling them before cooking.
- Cut the potatoes into small cubes so that they cook quickly.
- If you'd like to peel and cut your potatoes ahead of cooking, store the cut, uncooked potatoes in cold water to keep them from discoloring.
- Don't overmix the potatoes as this causes them to become gummy and gluey in texture and unfortunately there is no way to correct this once it has happened.
- If you have made the potatoes ahead of time, simply keep the mashed potatoes in the Thermo Server for 5-10 minutes to thicken up before serving.
- Try and cut the potatoes roughly the same size, this way they will cook through nice and evenly. Large, whole potatoes cook unevenly and take a long time to cook through.
- 750g potatoes that are suited for mashing (see post)
- 250ml milk
- Seasoning to taste
- 15g butter (optional)
- Peel and cut the potatoes into 1 - 2cm cubes. Cutting the potato into roughly the same size pieces will ensure they cook evenly.
- Place the prepared potatoes directly into the Thermomix mixing bowl. Add the salt and milk and cook for 20 - 25 minutes/100°/reverse/speed 1. The potatoes should be tender and breaking apart.
- Once the potatoes are soft and cooked, add the butter (and any other optional additions) if you are including any. Then insert the butterfly whisk and mix for 10 - 15 seconds/speed 3. Do not overmix the potatoes as they will become gluey in texture.
- The classic Thermomix mashed potatoes are then ready to be served or you can place them in the thermo-server for 10 minutes first to thicken up.
More Thermomix Recipes To Try
- Easy Homemade Thermomix Waffles
- Thermomix Pumpkin Soup
- Easy Thermomix Banana Bread
- Easy Vanilla Panna Cotta (Thermomix)