Guest Blogger: Pinstriped Pantry’s Mashed Potatoes For Two

Mashed potatoes by Marlie Scott and The Pinstriped Pantry.

Marlie Scott could eat a TON of mashed potatoes every time they are placed in front of her. According to Scott, she could seriously eat a huge bowl of them all by herself.

“I used to love those potato pearl thingies when I was younger, and now I don’t even get how I could have a little bit of those things because the real stuff is so much better,” Scott said.

Scott’s mom only cooked potatoes about once each week, usually in a slow cooker or in the oven, or sometimes baked. But rarely did she have mashed potatoes because they were saved for special occasions at her house. Scott’s regulars are rice or pasta for dinner, so these mashed potatoes were a real treat for Scott and her siblings growing up. Now Scott still cooks them just as regularly as her mom did, but she has to make sure to cook the right amount for two people.

“The first couple of times I made mashed potatoes, I used about eight potatoes, sour cream, cream cheese, butter, shredded cheese, you name it,” Scott said. She didn’t quite know what was healthy to put in them regularly and definitely didn’t know how many potatoes to use when preparing them for only two people.

After about a year, she was finally able to feed two people for two meals, which was perfect for her and her husband since they love leftovers.

This recipe is very simple and uses basic ingredients. The Cookin Chicks website has a great recipe for chicken gravy that Scott likes to use. It’s simple and it makes quite a bit of gravy, which works great because Michael Scott (Marlie’s husband) likes to drown his food in it, so that’s no problem for them.



2 Russet potatoes

2 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon salt (add more to taste)

1/2 teaspoon pepper (add more to taste)



  1. Boil 8 cups of water in a medium-large pot.
  2. Wash potatoes.
  3. Dice potatoes into large pieces. Slice it and then quarter the slices.
  4. When water is boiled, add potatoes and cook for about 15 minutes or until potatoes are softened and cooked through.
  5. Drain potatoes and place in a bowl.
  6. Mix with a hand or standing mixer until combined.
  7. Slowly add butter, milk, salt and pepper.
  8. Mix until completely combined.
  9. Serve warm and enjoy!
Mashed potatoes by Marlie Scott and The Pinstriped Pantry.

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Marlie Scott and Samantha Burfiend