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Creamiest Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes made with only potatoes, cream, butter, and seasonings.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes
Servings: 6 servings


  • 6 russet potatoes
  • ¾-1 cup heavy whipping cream *see notes
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp salt plus more to taste; **see notes
  • pepper to taste


  • Rinse, scrub, and peel potatoes. Cut them into even size cubes. I recommend cutting into eights for quick and even cooking.
  • Place potatoes in a pot with enough water to cover potatoes. Add 1 tbsp of salt and place pot over medium high heat. Bring to boil.
  • Cook until potatoes are very, very fork tender and easily fall apart, about 20-25 minutes.
  • Once cooked, drain the potatoes and return to pot. Add butter and cream and mash until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.¾


*Start with 3/4 cup cream and add more if needed for smoother mashed potatoes. Feel free to use milk of choice instead of cream.
**Use 1 tbsp salt for the water and add salt to taste once potatoes are mashed. The potatoes should be somewhat salty from the water.