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Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

These classic mashed potatoes are so creamy and tasty! With just a few ingredients, you will have the most delicious creamy mashed potatoes in no time.

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Appetizers and Sides

The classic mashed potatoes are a staple side dish in every household! Let me show you my tips and trick for the best recipe for mashed potatoes!

 

What You'll Need to Make Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Creamy mashed potatoes ingredients

Here is the full list of all ingredients needed for this recipe. For precise measurements, please look at the recipe card.
  • Potatoes: I used yellow skin golden flesh potatoes (Klondike Goldust potatoes). I like them because they have a firm texture yet buttery taste. You can use the russet potatoes as well.
  • Heavy whipping cream: I like to use it because it adds more creaminess than regular milk. Just leave the butter and heavy whipping cream on the counter to reach room temperature while the potatoes are cooking.
  • Butter: I used room temperature unsalted butter.
  • Salt: Adding flavor.

How to Make Creamy Mashed Potatoes

We'll start by peeling and cutting the potatoes into smaller pieces. I either cut them into two pieces or four based on the potato size.
Potatoes cut in pieces

Then, in a large pot, add potatoes and fill with cold water until it reached the top of the potatoes. Bring to boil and then reduce the temperature slightly.

Cook the potatoes until they are fork-tender. Usually, it takes about 20-25 min after it boils. Drain the potatoes using the strainer to remove the excess water, then add them back to the pot.
Cooked potatoes

Add butter, heavy whipping cream, and salt to the pot. Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes until well combined and the potatoes are creamy. Taste and add more seasoning if preferred.
Creamy mashed potatoes in bowl

Serving Portions

I always use two – two and a half medium-sized potatoes per person. Based on how many people you are preparing this side dish for, multiple that number with two and a half medium potatoes.

How to Store Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Store it in the air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can freeze it for up to a month. You might need to drain the excess water after you defrost it.

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Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Creamy mashed potatoes close up

These classic mashed potatoes are so creamy and tasty! With just a few ingredients, you will have the most delicious creamy mashed potatoes in no time.


Ingredients

  • 5 medium-sized potatoes
  • 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream, room temperature
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Step 1

    Peel and cut the potatoes into smaller pieces. I either cut them into two pieces or four based on the potato size.

  • Step 2

    In a large pot, add potatoes and fill with cold water until it reached the top of the potatoes. Bring to boil and then reduce the temperature slightly.

  • Step 3

    Cook the potatoes until they are fork-tender. Usually, it takes about 20-25 min after it boils. Drain the potatoes using the strainer to remove the excess water, then add them back to the pot.

  • Step 4

    Add butter, heavy whipping cream, and salt to the pot. Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes until well combined and the potatoes are creamy. Taste and add more seasoning if preferred.


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