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mashed potatoes in a bowl with butter and fresh parsley
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Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Easy and creamy mashed potatoes made with real potatoes, milk, and butter. Make these in under 30 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 286kcal


  • 3 lbs Yukon potatoes peeled
  • 3/4 cup hot milk
  • 8 tbsp unsalted softened butter
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley or chives
  • salt to taste


  • Peel potatoes and place them in a large pot.
  • Cover the potatoes with cold water and season the water generously with kosher salt.
  • Bring to a rapid boil and cook for 18-20 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender.
  • Drain the potatoes and place them back in the pot.
  • Using a potato masher, mash them and add the hot milk simultaneously.
  • Stir in the butter and check for seasoning.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley or chives and enjoy!


Warm the milk in the microwave or in a small saucepan over medium heat before adding to the mashed potatoes.


Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 976mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 545IU | Vitamin C: 26.2mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 7.3mg