Perfect Mashed Potatoes » Kay's Clean Eats Side Dish

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Perfect Mashed Potatoes are creamy and dreamy!! These delicious mashed potatoes are made using your classic russet potato, cream, butter, milk, salt, and pepper. Mashed potatoes are a holiday table classic, perfect for any and every holiday. 

Mashed potatoes are versatile and can be cooked in many different ways. I’ve seen and tasted a lot, but nothing like my Perfect Mashed Potatoes! With all the food put out on the holidays, I do find that a classic mashed potato dish really goes best on your thanksgiving plate! That is with a giant scoop of Stuffing and Nutted Wild Rice Pilaf of course!

What potatoes should you use for Perfect mashed potatoes?

For Perfect Mashed Potatoes, I use russet potatoes because they are the perfect starchy goodness with low water content. After trying different kinds of potatoes I like the classic russet the best it’s always failproof. They are high in starch, easy to work with, affordable and make for the Mashed Potatoes.

 Ingredients that make the Perfect Mashed Potatoes:

Add-ins are great depending on the meal your making however sometimes they can really overpower your plate, so for a holiday side dish, I like to keep this recipe classic and perfect!

Not to mention they make incredible leftovers and easy to pair with various dinners! Potatoes don’t have much flavor so the salt and pepper are very important!

  • russet potatoes
  • butter
  • heavy cream
  • milk
  • salt and pepper

How to make Perfect Mashed Potatoes:

  • Cook your potatoes. Add your peeled and chopped potato wedges to a large stalk pot and cover them with water. You want the water level to be about 1-2 inches above the potatoes.
  • Add salt to the water and cook the potatoes until fork-tender. 
  • Drain your potatoes you do not want any water in your Perfect Mashed Potatoes. Watery Mashed potatoes are NO BUENO! Once you drain your potatoes let them sit in the collider for a few minutes to let the excess water drain out.
  • In the same pot turn heat to low and add in your butter, heavy cream, and milk. Once butter is melted add in your potatoes back to the pot. 
  • Mash your potatoes using a masher. Its important to do these while potatoes are hot they mash easier which means smooth and creamy potatoes. 
  • Once potatoes are mashed grab your hand mixer and whip them till they are just combined. 
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  • Garnish with butter and chives (optional)

Can I make this vegan?

YEP!!! Just a few easy tweaks. First, use vegan butter and second use Nut Pods original almond + coconut creamer in place of cream and milk! You can find nut pods at Sprouts, Whole Foods, or Mothers it is next to the nonrefrigerated dairy-free milk. 

 

Love a good side dish also try Easy Stuffing RecipeNutted Wild Rice PilafRoasted Brussels Sprouts with Sausage, or Hatch Green Chile Macaroni and Cheese.

Yield: 8

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Perfect Mashed Potatoes are creamy and dreamy!! These delicious mashes potatoes are made using your classic russet potato, cream, butter, milk, salt, and pepper. Mashed potatoes are a holiday table classic, perfect for any and every holiday. 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and cut into large wedges
  • 4 tbsp butter + more for topping
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup milk ( I used 2%)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

    Cook your potatoes. Add your peeled and chopped potatoes to a large stalk pot and cover them with water. You want the water level to be about 1-2 inches above the water.
    Add salt to the water and cook the potatoes until fork-tender. 
    Drain your potatoes you do not want any water in your Perfect Mashed Potatoes. Watery Mashed potatoes are NO BUENO! Once you drain your potatoes let them sit in the collider for a few minutes to let the excess water drain out.
    In the same pot turn heat to low and add in your butter, heavy cream, and milk. Once butter is melted add in your potatoes back to the pot. 
    Mash your potatoes using a masher. Its important to do these while potatoes are hot they mash easier which means smooth and creamy potatoes. 
    Once potatoes are mashed grab your hand mixer and whip them till they are just combined about 1 minute. 
    Season with salt and pepper to taste. 
    Garnish with butter and chives (optional)

    Enjoy

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 321 Total Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 11g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 50mg Sodium: 118mg Carbohydrates: 38g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 3g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 6g

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