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No holiday table is complete without a serving of the best and creamiest mashed potatoes. These potatoes are so velvety and so smooth! | aheadofthyme.com

The Best and Creamiest Mashed Potatoes


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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 5-6 servings
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American

Description

No holiday table is complete without a serving of the best and creamiest mashed potatoes. These potatoes are so velvety and so smooth!


Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. yukon gold or russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces (approx. 4 large potatoes)
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup (or 2 ounces) cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup half and half cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • fresh chopped parsley (optional, for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with salted water to cover potatoes by about an inch. Heat over high heat and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered for 15-20 minutes, or until potatoes soft when you insert a fork.
  3. Drain potatoes and place back in the pot. Using a potato masher (or a fork), mash the potatoes.
  4. Using an electric hand mixer, add in the butter and cream cheese and mix until melted and incorporated  into the potatoes.
  5. Slowly add in the cream and continue to whisk with the electric mixer. Add salt and pepper.
  6. Remove from heat and transfer to a serving dish, garnish with parsley and serve hot!