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Perfect Mashed Potatoes
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Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Perfect Mashed Potatoes


3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into even pieces

1/4 cup butter

3/4 cup whipping cream

Kosher salt & pepper to taste

Optional things to add…just because

Blue cheese & sautéed red onion

Bacon & diced green chilies

Minced chipotle peppers and shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Put peeled potatoes in a pot, cover with water and add a pinch of salt
  2. Bring to a boil, turn down to a simmer and cook covered until tender enough to poke a small knife through, about 15-20 minutes
  3. While they cook, melt butter with cream and warm through
  4. Drain potatoes and using a potato rice (preferred) or potato masher get them back into the pot mixed
  5. Add butter cream mixture and season to taste with salt & pepper
  6. If you’re going to add anything optional - now’s the time