Simple Mashed Potatoes

Simple Mashed Potatoes Recipe
"This is the perfect recipe for mashed potatoes. The proportions of ingredients are exactly right. You can use whipping cream or half & half - either way is delicious! You can use white pepper rather than black pepper if you prefer." -peaches09


Makes 4 to 6 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 35 Minutes


2 1/2 pounds Yukon gold potatoes*
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3/4 cup whipping cream
Garnish: pats of butter


Bring potatoes and cold water to cover to a boil in a large Dutch oven; boil 25 minutes or until tender. Drain; peel, if desired.

Beat potatoes at low speed with an electric mixer just until mashed. Add 1/4 cup butter, salt, and pepper, beating until butter is melted. Gradually add cream, beating just until smooth. Serve immediately. Garnish, if desired.

*Red or russet potatoes may be substituted.

November 2005
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