Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Missie Neville Crawford
Total Time
43 Mins
Makes about 6 cups

Yukon gold potatoes yield a texture that's just right for holding a pool of flavorful turkey gravy or melted butter.

How to Make It

Step 1

Peel, Boil & Drain. Peel potatoes, and cut into 1-inch pieces. Bring potatoes, 1 tsp. salt, and cold water to cover to a boil in a medium-size Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook 16 to 20 minutes or until fork-tender; drain.

Step 2

Add Creamy Richness. Return potatoes to Dutch oven. Cook until water evaporates and potatoes look dry. Mound potatoes on 1 side; add butter, next 3 ingredients, and remaining 1 tsp. salt to opposite side of Dutch oven. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until butter is melted and mixture boils.

Step 3

Beat Until Smooth. Remove from heat; beat at medium speed with a hand-held electric mixer 30 seconds to 1 minute or to desired degree of smoothness. (Do not overbeat.) Serve immediately.

Ratings & Reviews

lonestr's Review

February 17, 2012
The name of the recipe says it all..perfect. I've even substituted low versions of the half-and-half and cream cheese and it's still perfect.

November 22, 2016
Can I make them at home and bring to a friend's and re warm them at their dinner time? Thanks

MarciaSilha's Review

November 16, 2013

Mommyofminis's Review

August 21, 2012
It needed some salt but other than that DELISH!

vickey45's Review

November 26, 2009
These mashed potatoes are perfect. Will make them again and again.

wietfeldt's Review

November 06, 2012

HorseFLy's Review

November 28, 2010
These really are perfect. They even warm up well the next day. This is now my mashed potato recipe forever.

brookski8's Review

December 25, 2011
Easy to make and delicious! Highly recommended!

ubee1209's Review

November 29, 2013
Best mashed potatoes I've ever made!!! Super flavorful and super easy. Will be a Thanksgiving staple from now on. Be sure to use Yukon Gold potatoes as the recipe calls for... they are delicious!


November 25, 2016
I cooked these up in my trusty cast iron dutch oven for Thanksgiving and they were a hit!  Perfectly rich and delicious!