Prepare yourself for the creamiest, smoothest, and most delicious mashed potato recipe you’ve ever tasted!
This classic side dish is perfect for family dinners, holiday meals, or just to satisfy your comfort food cravings.
Follow our simple steps to achieve the perfect balance of creaminess and flavor.
Your taste buds will thank you!
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
- 2 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Optional: chives or parsley, for garnish
- Place the peeled and cubed potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water. Add a generous pinch of salt to the water.
- Bring the pot to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer the potatoes for 15-20 minutes, or until fork-tender.
- While the potatoes are cooking, heat the butter and heavy cream together in a small saucepan over low heat until the butter is melted and the mixture is warm. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher or use a ricer for smoother, lump-free mashed potatoes.
- Slowly pour the warm butter and cream mixture into the mashed potatoes, stirring constantly until fully incorporated. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Transfer the mashed potatoes to a serving dish and garnish with chives or parsley, if desired. Serve immediately.
Tips and Tricks:
- For a lighter version, substitute half-and-half or whole milk for the heavy cream.
- For an extra kick of flavor, add minced garlic or roasted garlic to the butter and cream mixture.
- For a dairy-free option, use a non-dairy milk and a vegan butter substitute.
- For a lower-carb option, try using cauliflower in place of the potatoes.
Wine or Beverage Pairings:
Enjoy your smooth mashed potatoes with a glass of Chardonnay or a light red wine like Pinot Noir. For a non-alcoholic option, try a sparkling apple cider or a refreshing lemonade.