Creamy Mashed Potatoes

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Dec. 12, 2012

Mashed potatoes are an American classic, the key to making good potatoes into great potatoes is simple but important


Russet potatoes 2 Pound , peeled, chopped
Salt 2 Tablespoon
Other ingredients
Butter 5 Tablespoon
Heavy cream 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Pepper 1 Teaspoon
Salt 1 1/2 Teaspoon



1. Place a large pot of water over high flame and bring to a boil.


2. Drop potatoes and salt in boiling water. Give it a good stir. Boil for 20 minutes or until fork tender. Drain well.

3. Using sieve, potato ricer or food mill, mash potatoes until nice and creamy.

4. Add butter and 1/4 cup of heavy cream to start. If you find the potatoes need to be creamier then add in more heavy cream until desired creaminess is reached.

5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


6. Serve mashed potatoes with homemade gravy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 279Calories from Fat 155

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 18 g27.7%

Saturated Fat 11 g55%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 2446 mg101.92%

Total Carbohydrates 28 g9.3%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet