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Mashed Potatoes Recipe

This mashed potatoes recipe is super easy and is packed with a rich and creamy flavor. It features russet potatoes, milk, butter, a bit of salt and pepper, and is garnished with chopped parsley. The side dish comes together in just 30 minutes!
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to make mashed potatoes, mashed potato recipe, mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 196kcal
Author: Luna Regina


  • 24 oz russet potatoes 4 medium, peeled and quartered
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup plain whole milk
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp parsley chopped


  • Place potatoes in a large pot with enough water to cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook partially covered for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are totally soft and can easily be pierced with a fork. Drain water completely.
  • Mash potatoes with a masher until smooth. Optional: you can pass the mashed potatoes through a sieve to make it even smoother.
  • Return the mashed potatoes to the pot. Turn the heat on very low. Add butter, milk, heavy cream, salt, and pepper. Continue mashing to combine all the ingredients to the potatoes for about 2 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat. Transfer to a serving platter. Sprinkle chopped parsley and serve.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 733mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 297IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg