creamy mashed potatoes
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5 from 6 votes

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Homemade Mashed Potatoes - Smooth, fluffy and creamy mashed potatoes that take just 30 minutes to make! My all time favorite side dish recipe and a must-make for Thanksgiving. These are the absolute best mashed potatoes! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy mashed potatoes
Servings: 8
Calories: 339kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye


  • 5 pounds potatoes (peeled, washed and cut into 2-inch pieces)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 stick salted butter (1/2 cup)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Fill a large pot of water and bring water to a boil with 1 teaspoon salt.
  • Peel and wash potatoes. Dice into 2 inch pieces. Place potatoes in the pan and cook for 20-30 minutes, or until a fork inserts easily. Drain potatoes and place back in pan. Let steam evaporate.
  • Add butter, cream cheese, heavy cream, salt and pepper. Mash with a potato masher. If you want them extra creamy use an electric mixer. Add a Tablespoon or two more heavy creamy if you’d like them even creamier.
  • You can also add more salt and pepper to taste.
  • Enjoy plain, with gravy or melted cheese on top.


Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 613mg | Potassium: 1195mg | Fiber: 7g | Vitamin A: 655IU | Vitamin C: 32.3mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 9.2mg