Buttery Mashed Potatoes

Buttery Mashed PotatoesRecipe
Photo: Maura McEvoy

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calcium 66.93 mg
Calories 397.85
Caloriesfromfat 58 %
Carbohydrate 38.06 g
Cholesterol 79.91 mg
Fat 25.92 g
Fiber 3.81 g
Iron 1.9 mg
Protein 5.57 mg
Satfat 16.19 g
Sodium 386.61 mg


8 russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
10 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup whole milk
2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper


Heat oven to 300° F. Place the potatoes in a large pot with enough cold water to cover them by 2 inches. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain well, return to pot, and mash. Add 8 tablespoons of the butter, the cream, milk, salt, and pepper. Transfer to a casserole and dot with the remaining butter, cut into small pieces. Place in oven, uncovered, to keep warm for up to 1 hour.

In Advance: For a crisp, golden crust on the potatoes, increase the oven temperature to 400° F for the last 15 minutes.