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Super Simple Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes can be made many different ways. There are definitely times when a side of Bacon Cheddar Mashed Potatoes (recipe to come soon) sounds perfect! But sometimes, just regular ol’ mashed potatoes with a big pat of butter is going to hit the spot! Its pretty quick AND you don’t need a bunch of add-in ingredients. Sometimes I don’t peel the potatoes. A lot of the nutrients are in the peel and it gives it more of a bite. Just make sure you get them very clean before cooking them. Peeled or unpeeled, these mashed potatoes are simply delicious!

For this recipe you will need:

  • 2 pounds potatoes
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Instructions:

  • Peel and rinse potatoes.
  • Cut into cubes. Try to keep the size of the cubes the same, this way they cook more evenly.

  • Add the potatoes to a pot and cover with filtered water.

  • Boil until fork tender and drain.
  • Add the butter to the potatoes. For this part, I like to use a hand masher. After adding the butter, mash the potatoes but only go around the pan a couple of times. They don’t have to be completely mashed up just yet.

  • Add the cream and go around the pan with the masher a couple more times.

  • Add Salt and Pepper and mash a few more times until all ingredients are incorporated.

If you want super smooth mashed potatoes, just use an electric mixer. I like to keep mine with a little texture. Actually, sometimes I don’t even peel the potatoes.

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Super Simple Mashed Potatoes

This is the easiest mashed potato recipe I've ever made! Simple ingredients and simple instructions. It can't get any easier than this.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Author MommaDarlin

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds potatoes
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Peel and rinse potatoes.

  2. Cut into 1 inch cubes.

  3. Add potatoes to a pot and cover with filtered water.

  4. Boil until fork tender and drain.

  5. Add the butter to the potatoes and mash together, but only go around the pan a couple of times. They donโ€™t have to be completely mashed up just yet.

  6. Add the cream and go around the pan with the masher a couple more times.
  7. Add Salt and Pepper and mash a few more times until all ingredients are incorporated.

Recipe Notes

I use the lid of the pot to drain the potatoes, this way I don't have to wash a colander.ย 

No need for a mixing bowl, I like to use a hand masher and mash the potatoes directly in the pot. That's one less thing to clean up.

If you like your potatoes a little less lumpy, feel free to use an electric mixer instead.

These potatoes go great with my Super Simple Grain Free Meatloaf! I usually serve these two together and just steam a green veggie (broccoli or green beans) for a super simple meal ๐Ÿ˜›

What is your favorite meal to serve with mashed potatoes? Let me know in the comments below!

4 thoughts on “Super Simple Mashed Potatoes


  1. I love grilled chicken breast and steamed broccoli to go with our mashed potatoes. Yum! It’s also a super simple meal. My favorite ๐Ÿ˜‰

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