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The Creamiest Mashed Potatoes

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The Creamiest Mashed Potatoes

After making, testing, and tasting the highest-rated mashed potatoes the internet had to offer, this was the outcome. The most perfect mashed potato recipe derived from hours of delicious research.
These potatoes have it all, they are creamy, moist, rich, and salty. The perfect blend of simples ingredients to make a flavorful bite.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, Mashed Potatoes, Potato, side dish
Servings: 4


  • 2 lbs Yukon potatoes scrubbed clean
  • 1 cup Heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp Unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp salt less if serving with gravy or other salty toppings


  • Preheat over to 450° F.
  • Place potatoes directly on the middle rack, or baking sheet, for 30-40 minutes or until soft; a fork should go in with almost no resistance. (It is better to overcook than to undercook.)
  • While potatoes are cooking heat heavy cream and butter in a sauce pan.
  • Remove from oven and while still hot, with an oven mitt or tongs, cut potatoes in half and scoop out the potato from the skins.
  • Mash the potato with a hand masher or a ricer. Stand/hand mixer options are not required.
  • Pour hot butter and cream mixture into mashed potatoes and fold in mixture with a spatula until combined. No chunks should remain.
  • Add in the salt. Taste and adjust as needed.
  • Garish with chives and freshly cracked black pepper.

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You’ll need just a few simple tools for these mashed potatoes. You probably already have most of them in your kitchen:

Potatoes on a baking sheet

Mashed potatoes are a tried and true classic. Who doesn’t love a hardy dollop of potatoes next to your corned beef or chicken piccata. We said screw that, mashed potatoes would be perfect on their own. We set out to test the best recipes we could find. 12 pounds of decadent, creamy, rich mashed potatoes later and we’ve come to a few conclusions. To see our full comparison, check out our article.

Our version is the best of the best. We took all of the learning from the first five recipes and made the most perfect version of mashed potatoes. A creamy, salty, rich and flavorful potato that can stand alone or can pair well with a main course. These are the most irresistible mashed potatoes you’ll ever make. 

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