Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Yesterday when I shared Pot Roast with Mushroom Gravy I promised to share my recipe for the creamiest, yummiest mashed potatoes ever. Well since I always keep my word,  here it is.

For those of you that don’t know,  I am a HUGE mashed potato fan. I could seriously eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When I was a kid, instead of reaching for cookies or potato chips when I wanted a snack, my best friend and I would make mashed potatoes and gravy. Back then we were making boxed mashed potatoes and a packet of gravy, but now that I have grown up a bit I prefer to make my own mashed potatoes and this recipe is the result. As far as ingredients go this recipe is very simple:  potatoes, real butter, half and half and salt and pepper. The special thing is in the technique. I actually use a hand mixer to whip the potatoes until they are creamy and smooth.

Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 2 pounds russet potatoes (about 5 potatoes), peeled and cut into cubes
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • salt and pepper to taste



In a large saucepan, add enough water to cover the potatoes. Boil potatoes until a fork can be inserted and removed easily. Strain.


Return the potatoes to the pan or a mixing bowl. Add the butter, half and half and salt and pepper. Whip with a hand held mixer until smooth about 3-4 minutes.


I know, you dont think that it could possibly be that easy to make the creamiest, yummiest mashed potatoes ever, but trust me, these mashed potatoes are so good that I didn't even need gravy. Enjoy!

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    November 25, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Great meal 4 all

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    Mark Amero
    June 14, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Alone they are wonderful! 1/2 TSB of horseradish and they become an addiction.

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    March 9, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Thanks Rosa!
    The Craving Chronicles- You know I think my mom does that, and it does add a great tang to it :) If your having mashed potatoes for lunch you know it’s a good day!

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    The Craving Chronicles
    March 6, 2009 at 8:00 am

    I loved mashed potatoes too! I’ve made them like this for years, but I only discovered recently that the addition of sour cream adds a tang that I really love. I’m glad I’ve got some mashed potatoes for lunch today :)

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    March 5, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    These mashed potatoes look delicious! That’s a hearty dish I love…