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.
Prep Time: 10minutes
Cook Time: 20minutes
Total Time: 30minutes
1TablespoonKosher salt, for boiling water
5poundspotatoes, peeled, washed and cut into 2-inch pieces
1sticksalted butter (1/2 cup)
4ouncescream cheese, or sour cream
Fill a large pot of water and bring water to a boil with 1 Tablespoon salt. While the water is coming to a boil, peel and wash the potatoes. Dice into 2 inch pieces.
Place potatoes in the pan and cook for 15 minutes, or until a fork inserts easily. Drain 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.
Serve while warm. Enjoy plain, with gravy or melted cheese on top.
Note: I like to set out the milk, butter and cream cheese to come to room temperature before getting started. Electric Mixer: Be careful not to over mix or else they'll taste gluey. I usually mix mine for about 10 seconds.Gravy: I love to add this homemade gravy on top. For Thanksgiving, a turkey gravy also tastes delicious.