Creamy Mashed Potatoes

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Creamy Mashed Potatoes – Make creamy mashed potatoes with yellow potatoes, cream, and butter. Delicious side dish recipe perfect for weeknight meals and holiday dinners.

Creamy Mashed Potatoes are a delicious side with weeknight meals or special holiday dinners. They’re the quintessential side dish recipe to pair with turkey, ham, roast, chicken, and all the fixings!

Creamy Mashed Potatoes are the quintessential side for every holiday dinner and even some weeknight meals. We used to eat potatoes a lot more than we do now; but we still have our favorite mashed potatoes recipe that’s pretty basic but oh so creamy delicious.

Only 5 ingredients… That’s all it takes to make these simple potatoes. You know how we like to keep it simple.

Now I do suggest being picky about which potatoes you use. And maybe this topic is for another post at another time.

But our favorite type of potato for the most flavorful mashed potatoes is the yellow potato or Yukon Gold. We like red potatoes too, but I find myself going for the gold whenever we buy potatoes.

Whether you’re cooking a roast or putting together a holiday meal, Creamy Mashed Potatoes are the one side dish you’ll definitely want to make sure is on the table. You can even set up a fun mashed potato bar to go with your celebration!

If you enjoy potatoes, you may also enjoy our Instant Pot Baked Potatoes recipe!

Tips for how to make Creamy Mashed Potatoes

  • Gather your ingredients… You’ll need yellow potatoes, salted butter, heavy whipping cream, salt, and pepper.
  • Wash, peel, and chop the potatoes.
  • Cook the potatoes until they’re soft enough to easily jab with a fork. We usually cook ours by boiling them on the stove in a medium to large saucepan for about 30 minutes, but sometimes we use our Instant Pot.
  • Drain the water off your boiled potatoes, leaving your potatoes in the saucepan.
  • Add the butter and heavy whipping cream to the potatoes.
  • Use a hand mixer to whip the potatoes, adding salt and pepper to taste. You can also use a potato masher if you don’t have a hand mixer; your potatoes may just be a little bit chunky.
  • Once they’re all whipped up, they’re ready to serve. They taste so good with a spoonful of ham gravy or turkey gravy. And they make the best shepherd’s pie recipe too.
How to make the best Creamy Mashed Potatoes ever! Made with yellow potatoes, cream, and butter, they’ve got the best flavor and make the perfect side dish, whether you’re cooking dinner for your family or a special occasion.

Looking for more potato recipes?

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

The Ultimate Mashed Potato Bar

The Ultimate Baked Potato Bar

Slow Cooker Green Beans, Potatoes, and Sausages

Smoked Bacon Cheddar Scalloped Potatoes

Steak Cut Fries

Looking for more delicious side dish recipes?

Instant Pot Southern Green Beans

Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

Creamy Bacon Corn Casserole

Apple Walnut Bread Stuffing

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

Honey Glazed Carrots with Rosemary

You may also want to check out my list of The Best Thanksgiving Recipes for Your Holiday Menu and The Best Christmas Recipes for Your Holiday Celebrations for plenty more inspiration.

Kitchen Tools you may need to make Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Vegetable Peeler or Paring Knife – I prefer to use a knife, but my guys prefer a veggie peeler for peeling potatoes.

Vegetable Knife – to chop the potatoes.

Saucepan with Lid – for boiling the potatoes.

Strainer – You’ll need this to drain the potatoes.

Hand Mixer or Potato Masher – A hand mixer will enable you to get smooth, creamy mashed potatoes; a potato masher will allow you to mash the potatoes, but they’ll have a chunkier texture.

The best mashed potatoes ever are Creamy Mashed Potatoes, made with just 5 simple ingredients. Simple equals delicious with this yummy side dish recipe, perfect for dinner or your holiday family get together.

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Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Mashed Potatoes made with yellow potatoes, cream, and butter. Delicious side dish recipe perfect for weeknight meals and holiday dinners.

Cuisine Side Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 to 8
Calories 283 kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 potatoes medium size
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Gather your ingredients… You’ll need yellow potatoes, salted butter, heavy whipping cream, salt, and pepper.
  2. Wash, peel, and chop the potatoes.
  3. Cook the potatoes until they’re soft enough to easily jab with a fork. We usually cook ours by boiling them on the stove in a large saucepan for about 30 minutes, but sometimes we use our Instant Pot.
  4. Drain the water off your boiled potatoes, leaving your potatoes in the saucepan.
  5. Add the butter and heavy whipping cream to the potatoes.
  6. Use a hand mixer to whip the potatoes, adding salt and pepper to taste. You can also use a potato masher if you don’t have a hand mixer; your potatoes may just be a little bit chunky.
  7. Once they’re all whipped up, they’re ready to serve. 
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 517mg22%
Potassium 1172mg33%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 7g29%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 425IU9%
Vitamin C 32.3mg39%
Calcium 92mg9%
Iron 9.2mg51%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Creamy Mashed Potatoes made with yellow potatoes, cream, and butter. Delicious side dish recipe perfect for weeknight meals and holiday dinners.
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