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The Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe

The Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Mashed potatoes are just one of those side dishes you have to learn how to make from scratch. There is no box out there that will ever come close to homemade. Not only is this recipe incredibly simple to make but it is also deliciously nutritious. This recipe can be used to make mashed potatoes for a weeknight dinner or doubled to feed a crowd at a holiday get-together.

The Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe
The Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe

The Easiest Way to Peel a Bunch of Potatoes

Depending on how many people you are planning to feed, there is a pretty good chance that you might be peeling a lot of potatoes at once. For example this recipe calls for 10 small to medium sized potatoes. That is a lot of potatoes to peel. So how do you make this task easier?

For one, get a good peeler if you are going to be doing this task by hand. If you plan on peeling a lot more potatoes or make mashed potatoes frequently, I think the peeler attachment for the KitchenAid mixer is worth the investment.

The Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Mashed potatoes are just one of those side dishes you have to learn how to make from scratch. Easy to make for a weeknight dinner or to feed a crowd.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Potatoes
Author: http://thedomesticdiva.org
Ingredients
  • 10 small-medium Russet Potatoes peeled, cubed
  • water
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • (optional) parsley for garnish
Instructions
  1. Peel and cube russet potatoes. Add cubed potatoes to a large pot.

  2. Fill pot with water until you just barely cover the potatoes.

  3. Place pot onto the stove and turn on high. Wait until water begins to boil.

  4. Once boiling reduce heat to medium-low. Allow to cook 10-15 minutes or until the potatoes can be cut easily with a fork. The length of cooking time will depend on how big your cubes of potatoes are.

  5. Once potatoes are cooked thoroughly. Remove from heat and strain in a colandar in the sink. Let potatoes sit in the colandar undisturbed for 5 minutes to allow all excess water to drain away.

  6. After 5 minutes, place potatoes into a large mixing bowl. This could be a mixing bowl attachment for your stand mixer or just a regular glass mixing bowl.

  7. Add 5 tbsp of butter to the potatoes and heaving whipping cream.

  8. With the paddle attachment on your stand mixer mix the potatoes until smooth on low speed. Scrape the sides every so often to get rid of any lumps.

    Alternatively, if you do not have a stand mixer, you can use a hand mixer to mix the potatoes, butter, and heavy whipping cream in the same manner.

  9. Mix in any additional salt or pepper to your preferred taste.

  10. Transfer mashed potatoes to a serving dish. Top with remaining 3 tbsp of butter and garnish with dried parsley (optional).

Recipe Notes

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The Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe
The Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe

The Secret to Deliciously Creamy Mashed Potatoes

I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a lot of upper body strength to be mashing potatoes by hand. I’ve never physically mashed potatoes. In my family we have always used an electric hand mixer to whip our mashed potatoes into a creamy consistency.

When I got a KitchenAid stand mixer, I ditched the electric hand mixer and began making my mashed potatoes in the mixer itself just using the basic paddle attachment. Both the hand mixer and stand mixer yield creamy, delicious mashed potatoes every time.

The Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe
The Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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The Domestic Diva

Heather began blogging in 2004 providing a glimpse into her domestic life. Over the years her writing topics have changed but one thing has remained the same, her love for preparing homemade, southern-style recipes for her family.

When not dealing with household chores or cooking delicious recipes, she can be found homeschooling her two high school boys or editing and running the social media side of her husband’s podcast, Country Rap Report.

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