Ultra Creamy Mashed Potatoes

The secret to making mashed potatoes extra-flavorful is cooking them in Swanson® Chicken Broth. They're mashed until smooth and creamy, with just the right amount of butter and cream to make a homestyle potato side everyone will enjoy. These creamy mashed potatoes are an essential holiday side dish, but they're great any day- we love them as a side with steak or chicken.

Ultra Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 2 ½ pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 2 cups Swanson® Chicken Broth

  • ½ cup half and half

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Place potatoes and Swanson® Chicken Broth in a 3-quart saucepan. Heat over high heat to a boil, then cover and cook (still on high) for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.

  2. Drain the potatoes, reserving the broth.

  3. Mash the potatoes with the cream, butter and about 1/2 cup reserved broth (the consistency will vary depending on the type of potatoes used, so you may want to add more of the reserved broth- see ingredient note). Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Cook's Notes:

You can use light cream instead of half and half.

A medium-sized Yukon Gold weighs a little less than 8 ounces, so you'd need about 6 medium-sized Yukon Gold potatoes for this recipe.

You can also prepare this recipe with other types of potatoes, including red potatoes, sweet potatoes, or all-purpose potatoes. When you're mashing the potatoes and adding back the reserved broth, you may need more or less depending on the type of potatoes you used. More waxy potatoes, like red potatoes or sweet potatoes, will absorb less liquid during cooking than a more starchy potato, like russet. The type of potato used will also affect the texture of the finished mashed potatoes. Gold or russet potatoes result in fluffier, creamier mashed potatoes.

Flavor Variation:

For Ultimate Mashed Potatoes, stir 1/2 cup sour cream, 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (reserve some to sprinkle on top), and 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives into the hot mashed potatoes. Sprinkle with the reserved bacon.

Easy Substitution:

For Ultra Creamy Sweet Potatoes, substitute 2 large sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 5 1/2 cups) for the potatoes. Makes 5 servings..

Make Ahead:

Prep this recipe ahead to save time on the day you plan to serve it! Prepare as directed and cool completely. You can reheat in the oven or in the microwave. If using the oven, spoon the potato mixture into a casserole or baking dish. If using the microwave, spoon into a microwavable bowl. Cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours. To bake, heat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake, covered for 25 minutes or until hot. To microwave, heat, covered, on HIGH for 2 minutes or until hot. You can stir in an additional 1 tablespoon cream or melted butter after heating, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

213 Calories
7g Fat
35g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 213
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 19mg 6%
Sodium 367mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Protein 5g
Potassium 27mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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