5 Minute Tinned Mashed Potato

  • Author: Ciara Attwell
  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 4 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Mashed Potato


Make mashed potatoes at home in just 5 minutes using a tin of cooked potatoes. Brilliant for speedy mid-week dinners


  • 1 tin (345g drained weight) cooked potatoes
  • 125ml milk
  • 1 tbsp butter


  1. Drain the potatoes and add to a saucepan with the milk.
  2. Simmer on high for 4 minutes and then mash the potatoes into the milk with a potato masher.
  3. Add the butter and mix well.
  4. Serve as is or if you prefer very smooth mash, use a potato ricer or electric masher.


Leftovers can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days and reheated on the hob or in the microwave.