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Mashed Potatoes in gray bowl on top of white plate

Creamy Southern Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Budget-friendly and one of the ultimate comfort foods, this creamy Southern Mashed Potatoes deserve a place at dinner time.
Course Holiday Dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 332kcal


  • 3 Lbs. Russet potatoes Or 6 medium size Russet Potatoes. Peeled, wash and boiled
  • 8 Cups Water or Broth of choice You may use vegetable, beef, or chicken broth
  • ½ Stick butter Or 4 tablespoons
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 Tsp. Garlic Powder
  • ½ Cup Heavy Cream You can also use milk or half and half


  • Peel and cut the potatoes into 3-4 pieces. Transfer the potatoes to a bowl, then wash the potatoes before transfering them to the pot.
    After you've transfered the potatoes to the pot, add enough water to cover the top of the potatoes. We added about 17 cups of water.
    Hands peeling potatoes
  • Set the temperature on the stove to medium heat to start cooking the potatoes. Cover with lid and cook until the potatoes are cooked fork through and tender.
    potatoes in steamer pot basket
  • Remove the potatoes from the stove and drain the water. Set the potatoes aside.
    In a large Sauté pan, add melt the butter over low heat. Next add the potatoes.
    Then season with salt and pepper to taste, and garlic powder. Mix well. Then slowly add the milk. Stir to well combine until the mashed potatoes are creamy and all lumps are gone (if desired).
    Spoon stirring mashed potatoes



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Serving: 6People | Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 1616mg | Potassium: 1070mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 77mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 13mg