How to Make the Best Mashed Potatoes Ever

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Making good homemade mashed potatoes might seem daunting but it is completely doable! Once you have these homemade mashed potatoes you will never want box potatoes again. This is a recipe that will definitely please a crowd and you will make over and over again!

Best Mashed Potatoes Ever

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The amount of ingredients you need all depends on how many pounds of potatoes you are making. I’ve included three different size options:

potato, cream cheese and butter - ingredients for best mashed potatoes ever

Option 1: Serves around 6 people
  • 2.5 lbs. white potatoes
  • 1 (8 oz.) cream cheese
  • 1 stick of butter ( I like Parkay brand)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Options 2: Serves around 10 people
  • 5 lbs. of white potatoes
  • 1 (8 oz.) cream cheese
  • 2 sticks of butter (I like Parkay brand)
  • 1 tablespoon of milk
  • More salt and pepper
Option 3: Serves 15 people
  • 10 lbs. of white potatoes
  • 2 (8 oz.) cream cheese blocks
  • 2 sticks of butter (I like Parkay brand)
  • ¼ cup of milk
  • Lots of salt and pepper

1. Peel the potatoes. This is the only part that takes a while. Peel all the skins off the potatoes and chop into chunks. I have a large pot with some water already in it that I put all the chunks directly into.

chopped potatoes for best mashed potatoes ever
2. Cover the pot with a lid and put on high heat until a rolling boil develops.
boiling potatoes for best mashed potatoes ever

boiling potatoes for best mashed potatoes ever recipe - Splendry

3. Uncover the pot and reduce heat to medium. Cook until the potatoes are tender. Meaning you can take a fork and easily stab them. About 15 – 20 mins. Once tender drain off the excess water. The picture below shows how they are soft enough I could stab them with a fork.

cooked potatoes for best mashed potatoes ever recipe - Splendry
4. Add the butter and cream cheese to a large bowl.

cream cheese and butter for best mashed potatoes ever recipe - Splendry
5. Add the potatoes, milk (if you are doing a large batch), salt and pepper to the bowl and mix with a mixer until soft.

best mashed potatoes ever - Splendry
That’s it!!! These mashed potatoes are great for the holidays, a large gathering or just a weeknight at home! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!!!

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Amanda

Amanda is a part time Physician Assistant but is a full time mom/wife with a daughter and a furbaby. She grew up in Tennessee and St. Louis but Oklahoma now feels like home. She is a lover of all things old and junk and loves to collect old items that she doesn't have room for. She enjoys traveling, watching and playing sports, and being with friends and family- so basically your typical extrovert!

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