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Simple Mashed Potatoes

"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

Southern Living NOVEMBER 2005

  • Yield: Makes 4 to 6 servings
  • Cook time:35 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 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.


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