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Luxurious Mashed Potatoes


You can make these extra-creamy mashed potatoes up to 1 day ahead. Reheat at 350 degrees in a foil-covered baking dish for 10 to 20 minutes.

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  • Servings: 6

Source: Everyday Food, November 2009


  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, warmed


  1. In a large pot, cover potatoes by 2 inches with salted water. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer and cook until potatoes are tender, about 12 minutes. Drain thoroughly and pass potatoes through a ricer or food mill into pot.

  2. Over low heat, add butter and stir until melted. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until potatoes are stiff, about 1 minute. Gradually add cream, stirring constantly to combine. Using a rubber spatula, pass potatoes through a fine-mesh sieve. Season with salt and pepper.

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  • MS12497146
    20 MAR, 2016
    I think that adding nutritional information to the recipes would go a long way in helping home cooks to choose the best recipes for them and their families. I don think I wanted be labeled as someone who preaches as in another comment but I think we all deserve to know the the nutritional information of recipes so that we can choose for ourselves which recipes we want to make and serve to our family and friends. I and many other readers have suggested this many time in the last few years.
  • coachgenevieve
    27 NOV, 2013
    Made this for Thanksgiving dinner this year and it's delicious. Simple and elegant. I can't wait to serve it. As far as the caloric load, honestly, who's eating this every day?
  • ssparrowk1
    9 NOV, 2013
    This recipe is one of my favorites. I make it every year during the holidays. I use Jersey whole cream from the nearby dairy farm and farm churned butter.
  • 3572323
    18 JAN, 2013
    Martha should be ashamed of herself for suggesting that people need to make mashed potatoes that have 53 grams of fat and 35 grams of saturated fat PER SERVING, which by the way is 68% and 175% of recommended Daily Values. One can make terrific, satisfying mashed potatos with a couple of pats of butter and low fat milk; I do it regularly. This over-indulgent recipe is why there is an epidemic of heart disease in our Western diet.