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3 from 3 votes

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a must-have for Thanksgiving dinner and this recipe is creamy, buttery, and fluffy, just like grandma used to make!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mashed potatoes, potato dish, potato recipes, potatoes


  • 6 medium russet potatoes about 2 pounds, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup warm whole milk or heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup butter cubed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ΒΌ tsp pepper


  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium; cook, uncovered, until easily pierced with a fork, 20-25 minutes. Drain.
  • Add remaining ingredients; mash until light and fluffy.