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Classic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Mashed potatoes recipe in a bowl

Prep

10 minutes

Cook

20 minutes

Yield

4

This easy 30-minute mashed potatoes recipe is a classic, creamy mashed potatoes recipe that is perfect for the holiday season.

This mashed potatoes recipe is a simple classic recipe that you can use any time of year but especially during the holiday season when you need a simple side dish. It’s great with gravy on top, with cheese or sour cream, or even with some chives mixed in. Make these your own!

Why you’ll love this mashed potatoes recipe:

  • 30 minutes: You can make this mashed potatoes recipe in only 30 minutes. That’s it!
  • Classic: This is a classic comfort food that you can never go wrong with
  • Versatile: Make these your own by adding your own toppings or herbs inside the potatoes
Mashed potatoes recipe in a serving bowl

Ingredient Notes:

Potatoes: I use Yukon Gold potatoes for mashed potatoes as I feel they give the best consistency and are great for mashing. They also have a naturally buttery flavor and a high starch content, making them perfect for the best creamy mashed potatoes.

Cream Cheese: To get that perfect consistency, I like to add cream cheese to my mashed potatoes. Many people traditionally would use milk.

How to make mashed potatoes:

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook your potatoes until soft and fork-tender.
  2. Once potatoes are cooked, remove from the heat and drain the water.
  3. Put the cooked potatoes through a ricer and set aside in a bowl. Add the butter, salt, pepper, whole milk and cream cheese to the large pot over low heat. As the butter melts, stir to combine all of the ingredients together until the butter has fully melted. Turn the heat off.
  4. Add the riced or mashed potatoes back to the pot and stir to combine. Taste and season with more salt and pepper if desired. Or, add more butter or milk if you need more creaminess.
Close up of mashed potatoes recipe

Expert Tips & FAQ:

Need to make this recipe for a larger crowd? Simply double the recipe!

I don’t have a ricer: If you don’t have a ricer, simply use a potato masher to mash the potatoes and then add them back to the pot.

Storage: Store in the fridge in an airtight container for 3 – 5 days.

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Mashed potatoes recipe in a bowl

Classic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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This easy 30-minute mashed potatoes recipe is a classic, creamy mashed potatoes recipe that is perfect for the holiday season.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American-Inspired
Servings 4
Calories 434 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs Yukon gold potatoes, peeled & chopped into 1 inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 – 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup plain cream cheese

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook your potatoes until soft and fork-tender.
  • Once potatoes are cooked, remove from the heat and drain the water.
  • Put the cooked potatoes through a ricer and set aside in a bowl. Add the butter, salt, pepper, whole milk and cream cheese to the large pot over low heat. As the butter melts, stir to combine all of the ingredients together until the butter has fully melted. Turn the heat off.
  • Add the riced or mashed potatoes back to the pot and stir to combine. Taste and season with more salt and pepper if desired. Or, add more butter or milk if you need more creaminess.

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Notes

Need to make this recipe for a larger crowd? Simply double the recipe!
If you don’t have a ricer, simply use a potato masher to mash the potatoes and then add back to the pot.
Store in the fridge in an airtight container for 3 – 5 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 41.3g | Protein: 6.3g | Fat: 28.2g | Saturated Fat: 17.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7.9g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 650.1mg | Fiber: 4.8g | Sugar: 3.2g
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