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Creamy mashed potatoes in a white bowl with butter on top.

Creamy Mashed Potatoes Potato

This Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe is the best mashed potato recipe you're ever going to make. Not just for holidays, this mashed potato recipe goes with everything!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy mashed potato, mashed potato
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 381kcal


  • 2 lbs. russet or Yukon gold potatoes peeled and cut potatoes into quarters lengthwise. 
  • Salt
  • 1 stick softened butter plus 2 tablespoons for garnish
  • 1/2 cup heavy creamy
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp. fresh parsley chopped


  • Peel potatoes and remove the little knots from the potatoes with the tip of a potato peeler. 
  • In a large pot (6qt.), place potatoes and cover with cold. Add salt and bring to a boil. Cook potato until fork tender (about 15-20 minutes).
  • Drain and return potatoes to pot.
  • Add butter, salt, pepper and heavy creamy. 
  • Use a potato masher to mash potatoes until smooth. I like to use this one
  • Stir until completely combined and creamy. 
  • Transfer potatoes to a serving bowl and top with more butter. Season with fresh parsley.


Serving: 1/6 | Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 855mg | Potassium: 750mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g