Introduction: Creamy Mashed Potatoes

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Let's make creamy mashed potatoes! In this instructable I will show you how to make mashed potatoes. These creamy mashed potatoes are super easy to make and super yummy. If I can make them, you can make them. Let's get started!

If you have any questions or comments, put them down below and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Follow the easy steps below or watch the short video tutorial, or do both!

Step 1: Ingredients/Tools

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  • 1.5 lbs of Yukon Gold Potatoes (or any potato)
  • Cold water
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 2 Tbsp of butter
  • 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp of milk
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


Step 2: Wash and Dice Potatoes

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First let's wash, peel, and dice our potatoes. I am using Yukon Gold potatoes, they make a really nice and creamy mashed potato. Others will work fine too.

Step 3: Cover With Cold Water

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Next let's pour them into a large pot and cover them with cold water, about an inch higher then the potatoes. Now add your 1 tsp. of salt.

Step 4: Cook the Potatoes

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Now let's cook those potatoes. Turn the stovetop on high and bring the water to a boil. Then turn the stovetop to low and cover the pot, and let the potatoes simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until a fork goes in really easy when poking a potato piece.

Step 5: Drain

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Now let's drain the potatoes.

Step 6: Heat Butter and Cream

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Next let's heat up our cream and butter until the butter is melted, I just use a microwave and start with 25 to 30 seconds stir, then repeat until melted. I am using homemade butter but you can use whatever butter you like. Check out my instructable on homemade butter as well!

Step 7: Mash Add Cream, Mash

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Now let's start mashing our potatoes with a potato masher or large fork. Then add our cream and melted butter mixture. Then mash some more.

Step 8: Add Milk and Stir

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Next we add our milk a little bit at a time, about a tablespoon at a time, stirring in between with a wooden spoon. You don't have to use the milk if you don't want to, but it helps to make it that much creamier.

Step 9: Season and Stir

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Now just season with salt and pepper and stir to mix it all in. I prefer not to over season, so I am not very heavy with the salt and pepper. I like the people I am serving to be able to season it to their particular tastes. Now you are done! Enjoy!

Step 10: Video Tutorial

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offseid (author)2016-11-05

Fantastic Instructable. Crystal clear, great pictures, and pro cross-linking to the butter Instructable. Gonna fave this for later!

Wow thank you for the compliment! I really appreciate it! :)

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