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How to Make Mashed Potatoes and Gravy in the Microwave

Whether you are stuck in your dorm room over Thanksgiving break or just don’t have enough space on your stove, there is no shame in making this classic holiday side in your trusty microwave.

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The Ingredients

All you need is 3 large russets (about 2 1/2 pounds), 3/4 cup whole milk, 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, and salt and pepper.

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Peel the Potatoes

After peeling, slice them crosswise into 3/4-inch-thick slices.

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Microwave Until Tender

Put the potato slices in a microwave-safe dish. Cover with plastic wrap. Microwave until they are tender, about 20 minutes.

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Let Them Rest

Let the dish stand, covered, for 5 minutes.

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