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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 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
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.