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A bowl full of homemade mashed potatoes.
5 from 2 votes

Homemade Mashed Potatoes

The most perfectly creamy mashed potatoes! This is the best mashed potato recipe to serve along side any meal whether it be a casual gathering or Thanksgiving or holiday party. Everyone RAVES about these potatoes!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 10 servings


  • 4 lbs Yukon gold potatoes - peeled and chopped
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • 3 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • In a large pot full of cold water, add the potatoes. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are fork tender. Drain the water from the potatoes. And return the potatoes to the pot. 
  • While the potatoes are cooking, In a small saucepan add the butter and half and half. Cook over medium low heat until butter has melted. Set aside.
  • Using a potato masher start mashing the potatoes, slowly add the warm butter and milk mixture to the potatoes. Continue mashing until all of the potatoes are fully mashed and you’ve reached your desired consistency.
  • Stir in the salt and pepper. Serve warm.


Calories: 273kcal (14%), Carbohydrates: 24g (8%), Protein: 6g (12%), Fat: 18g (28%), Saturated Fat: 11g (55%), Cholesterol: 50mg (17%), Sodium: 733mg (31%), Potassium: 801mg (23%), Fiber: 5g (20%), Sugar: 1g (1%), Vitamin A: 550IU (11%), Vitamin C: 21mg (25%), Calcium: 97mg (10%), Iron: 5.9mg (33%)