Best Mashed Potatoes

I have something pretty special in common with my 5-year-old daughter, Kara. We both LOVE mashed potatoes and could eat them for every meal! Also, we both agree that this is the best mashed potatoes recipe ever!

The Best Mashed Potatoes Recipe - These mashed potatoes are simple, creamy and quite frankly, the best!

Best Mashed Potatoes Recipe

When I was growing up, my mom made the best mashed potatoes. They were always the perfect consistency and they always tasted so rich and creamy.

Honestly, I think the real trick to making incredible mashed potatoes is to keep it very simple. In my opinion, this is the perfect mashed potatoes recipe, and I make it over and over throughout the year.

The Best Mashed Potatoes Recipe - These mashed potatoes are simple, creamy and quite frankly, the best!

Of course, a big, creamy bowl of these fantastic mashed potatoes can always be found on our Thanksgiving table. I always know to give my little girl an extra helping. She REALLY loves mashed potatoes!

The Best Mashed Potatoes Recipe - These mashed potatoes are simple, creamy and quite frankly, the best!

I hope you love my mom’s recipe as much as I do. If you try it, you’ll soon be calling it the best mashed potatoes recipe, too!

More Delicious Side Dishes

Print Recipe
Did you make this recipe?

Best Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 3 lbs. Russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • ½ to 1 cup half and half, warmed
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, optional
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Add potatoes to a large pot of salted water. Over high heat bring to a boil then turn down the heat to gently boil. Cook for about 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender but not falling apart. Drain and return to the pan and allow them to sit for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Heat the half and half in the microwave at 30-second intervals until it’s very warm.
  3. Using an electric mixer (I love this one), on low speed, beat in the butter and the salt just until combined. Slowly add the half and half while beating on low speed until creamy and smooth.
  4. Add extra salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with fresh chives.
All images and text ©Crissy Page & Dear Crissy. If you would like to share this recipe on a website or social profile, please be sure to properly attribute by linking back to this page. If you share the recipe on your blog, please rewrite it in your own words, and again, include a link back. Thanks so much! :)

The Best Mashed Potatoes Recipe - These mashed potatoes are simple, creamy and quite frankly, the best!

If you enjoyed this post, please follow me on Instagram and don't forget to say hello! You can also tag your recipes and crafts with #DearCrissy. I'd love to see how you've been inspired! 💗

Dear Crissy participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Click here to view our complete terms of use, disclosure policies and privacy policy. Thanks! :)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

5 comments

  1. My Mom made this and called it champ!

  2. Mashed potatoes are one of my favorite foods. These look delicious.

  3. I really like all of your recipes… This one is definitely one of my favorites… :)

  4. Mom used to call this dish Champ. We are from Northern Ireland.

  5. My mouth is watering! Can’t wait to make these!

Leave a Comment »