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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 196kcal
Author Lauren Brennan


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


  • Peel potatoes and rinse them. Cut into even-sized pieces and place them into a large pot.
  • 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.
  • Mash potatoes with butter, cream cheese, milk, salt and pepper until desired consistency has been reached. Serve warm with gravy.


Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 684mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 8.6mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1.3mg