Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Whipped potatoes and creamy butter take this nostalgic dish up a notch.

Makes 6 servings


  • 3 lb. mixed potatoes such as russets & Yukon Golds
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 c. 1 stick butter, plus 2 tablespoons for garnish
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh herbs optional


  • Peel and dice potatoes
  • In a large pot, cover potatoes with water and add a generous pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and cook until totally soft, 12 to 16 minutes. Drain and return potatoes to pot.
  • Use a potato masher to mash potatoes until smooth.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter and milk until warm.
  • Pour over warm milk-butter mixture and stir until completely combined and creamy.
  • Season mashed potatoes generously with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer potatoes to a serving bowl and top with remaining two tablespoons butter. Season with more pepper before serving.
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