Creamy Dreamy Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Dreamy Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a classic comfort food that can be enjoyed as a delightful side dish to a multitude of main courses. Making the perfect mashed potatoes is an art, but with this easy-to-follow recipe, you can create a creamy and dreamy dish that’s sure to impress your guests or satisfy your family’s cravings.


  • 2 lbs of Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Optional garnishes: chopped fresh chives, parsley, or additional butter


  1. Begin by placing your peeled and quartered potatoes in a large pot. Cover them with cold water and add a pinch of salt. Bring the water to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking, gently heat the butter and heavy cream in a small saucepan over low heat. You want the mixture to be warm when you add it to the potatoes.
  3. Once the potatoes are cooked, drain them well in a colander. Transfer them back to the pot or to a large mixing bowl. Mash the potatoes using a potato masher or pass them through a potato ricer for an even creamier texture.
  4. Slowly add the warm butter and cream mixture to the mashed potatoes, stirring or mashing until well incorporated. Be careful not to overmix to avoid your mashed potatoes becoming gluey.
  5. Season your creamy mashed potatoes with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. If desired, mix in your chosen garnishes like chopped chives or parsley.
  6. Transfer the mashed potatoes to a serving dish, top with a pat of butter if desired, and serve warm.

This simple mashed potatoes recipe will yield a side dish that’s perfectly creamy and velvety in texture. For variations, consider adding roasted garlic, grated cheese, or cooked and crumbled bacon to add a unique twist to your mashed potatoes. Enjoy!

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