mashed potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

This Mashed Potatoes Recipe is smooth, silky and so creamy! Mashed potatoes are delicious on their own or are a perfect side dish for dinner.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Thanksgiving
Keyword how to make mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 196 kcal
Author Lauren Brennan


  • 2 pounds Idaho Potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
US Customary - Metric


  1. Peel potatoes and rinse them. Cut into even-sized pieces and place them into a large pot.

  2. Cover with water and add a dash of salt. Bring to boil, then reduce to simmer. Cook until fork-tender, about 20 minutes. Drain completely and place potatoes back into the hot pot.

  3. Mash potatoes with butter, cream cheese, milk, salt and pepper until desired consistency has been reached. Serve warm with gravy.
Nutrition Facts
Mashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 196 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 77mg3%
Potassium 684mg20%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 250IU5%
Vitamin C 8.6mg10%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.