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yukon gold mashed potatoes garnished with chives in a white bowl with a silver serving spoon
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5 from 3 votes

Mashed Potatoes

Creamy and flavorful mashed potatoes that are perfect every time.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 220kcal


  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 3 tablespoon unsalted butter room temperature
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • pepper


  • Wash, peel, and cut potoatoes into ½ inch pices.
  • Place cut potatoes in a pot of cool water until they are covered completely plus a half an inch of water above them.
  • Put pot of potatoes on stove and turn on to medium high. Once the water is boiling, lower to medium heat and cook potatoes for 10-15 minutes until they are fork tender. That means when you poke the potatoes with a fork, they fall off the fork immediately.
  • Drain the potatoes completely and add to the bowl of your stand mixer.
  • With the whisk attachment, beat the potatoes on low at first and increase the speed gradually to a 4. Lots of steam will leave the potatoes which is important. Let the mixer go for 1-2 minutes and scrape down the sides as needed.
  • Turn the mixer off. Scrape down the sides and add 1 teaspoon of salt and ½ a teaspoon of pepper.
  • Turn the mixer back on to a low speed and add one tablespoon of butter at a time.
  • Scrape down the sides, turn the mixer back on low and slowly add the heavy cream. You made need more or less cream depending on your desired consistency.
  • Once the potatoes are completely mixed and amazing, return them to the pot they cooked in and put the lid to keep them warm until serving.


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g