By using a few clever cooking tips and top quality ingredients, anyone can make firm (not runny) really tasty mashed potatoes to die for...I am always asked to please bring my potatoes, or to tell why my potatoes taste like potatoes with so much flavor. Now my secrets belong to you also. Hugs, and enjoy! Be prepared for compliments :>)

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour water into a saucepan. Place a large steamer basket into the saucepan over (not touching) the water, and place the potatoes into the basket. Bring the water to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover the pan and basket with a lid, and steam potatoes until tender in the center, about 20 minutes. A skewer inserted into a potato should easily pierce the center. Using tongs to hold hot potatoes, peel them, and set aside. Reserve potato cooking water.

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  • Place 1 cup of cream and the butter into the work bowl of a large stand mixer fitted with mixing paddle, and start the machine on low speed. Mix until the cream and butter are blended; add potatoes, and beat until thoroughly mixed. As potatoes mash, gradually pour in remaining cup of cream. If potatoes are too stiff, beat in reserved potato cooking water, 1 tablespoon at a time. If potatoes are too runny, beat in instant mashed potato flakes, 1 tablespoon at a time, until you reach desired consistency. Season to taste with salt and white pepper.

Nutrition Facts

705 calories; protein 9.8g 20% DV; carbohydrates 69.8g 23% DV; fat 45g 69% DV; cholesterol 149.4mg 50% DV; sodium 53mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2011
not as good as home made with the instant mashed potato in it but not bad as it is. I did it both way the optional way with out the instant mashed potato I like Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/20/2012
Could be worse. It just didn't have any bacon in it. That was a downer. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2011
not as good as home made with the instant mashed potato in it but not bad as it is. I did it both way the optional way with out the instant mashed potato I like Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2012
Great idea!! I used Yukon gold and the results were 'golden'! (The steaming time of 20 minutes listed seems a little short, especially given the size of most russets. After 25 minutes, the smaller Yukon golds were not quite fork tender yet.) I mashed mine with the skins - that's where all the nutrients are! Hands down, the BEST mashed potatoes I've ever made!! And I hate instant potato flakes, but what a great way to save runny mashed potatoes! (For those making comments about the instant potatoes: Please READ the directions: she says to only add them if needed for consistency! A better option than runny potatoes, in my opinion!) Thank you for the GREAT idea! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2012
I did not have heavy cream on hand but I did have fat free half-n-half which I used instead. I did not use the full pint just enough to get the potatoes nice and fluffy. VERY good--it reminded me of the mashed potatoes that Grandma made when I was little. NO leftovers the boys ate it all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2012
This is a very good basic mashed potato recipe. I left out the instant potato flake.The results was a creamy tasty mashed potato dish. Comfort food at its best. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2012
Loved these--made them last night and they came out delicious. I did not end up needing the instant flakes although I have used them before as a backup. The heavy cream is soooooo perfect in these! Thank you Susiq2! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2013
Very tasty. We all loved it. Simply delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2017
I love this flavor!! The whole family raved over this for thanksgiving! I will make my mashed potatoes using this recipe from now on. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2016
love these so we cook these often now Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/20/2012
Could be worse. It just didn't have any bacon in it. That was a downer. Read More
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