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Simple Mashed Potatoes

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 35 mins
Yield Makes 4 to 6 servings
"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

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. *Red or russet potatoes may be substituted.