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Mashed potatoes are plated in a white bowl with a large wooden spoon spooning some out.

Best Mashed Potatoes

Here come's the crowd pleasing favorite- mashed potatoes! They are rich, creamy, easy to make, and will be everyone's favorite side dish!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword mashed potatoes, potatoes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 10
Author sherry brubaker


  • 5 lbs russet potatoes
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp chicken bouillon
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt or more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black pepper


  1. Prepare the potatoes. Peel the potatoes and discard the skin. Dice the potatoes into 1 inch bite sized pieces.

  2. Boil the potatoes. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the diced potatoes to the pot and boil for 10-12 minutes, until they can be pierced with a fork easily. Strain the water from the potatoes, then add them to a large bowl.

  3. Mash the potatoes. Use a potato masher to mash the potatoes to your desired consistency.

  4. Mix it all up. Place the butter, heavy cream, chicken bouillon, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper in the bowl. Stir until everything is just combined.

  5. Serve. Taste test the potatoes to adjust flavor in any way, then serve and mangia!