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loved them! Very quick and easy to make!
Best I ever made!
I don’t have cream… Will that make a huge difference?
Hi, Terri! You can sub whole milk, coconut milk, sour cream, or cream cheese for the cream. Enjoy!
Tried these mashed potatoes out today and they came out great!
made these yesterday and they were amazing! Always wondered why my potatoes were gluey. Thank you!!
The directions were very helpful – tips about water temp, using a masher and not over-mixing led me to trust this recipe. Used the yellow Yukon potatoes and will use and recommend this recipe again!
without complicated math,can I get measurements for a 5lb bag of potatoes?
Hi, Dawn! You should be able to multiply everything by x3.3 and get the amounts you need. If in doubt, just add more butter. :)
Ha – thank you, Dawn & Emma.
Love, Math Challenged in CA
Hi, Nia! We don’t currently calculate nutritional information on our recipes. I’d recommend using an online nutritional calculator like this one. Thanks!
Good and smooth. I added liquid smoke. Yummy!
Excellent and so easy. Family loved them.
I’m sorry just a question what kind of cream should I buy ??
Hi, Maggie! You should buy heavy cream! This is sold in cartons in the refrigerated section at the grocery store. If you’re living outside the US, I’m not sure what it would be called, but look for a cream with a fat percentage of at least 35% or so. Enjoy!
What is cream ? Is it called cream ? I’ve never heard of it
Hi, Annette! Heavy cream is a dairy product (from cows). It is milk with about 38% fat. Here in the US, it’s a normal product that you can buy in the refrigerator section at grocery stores. If you’re writing from another country, I’m not sure what it would be called where you live. Look for cow’s milk with the a high percent of fat and that should work. Hope that helps!
If adding salt to water for cooking, always add it once the water is hot. This makes sure you are cooking in salt water, not in water that slowly heats. And I’m not some condescending guy. Certified culinarian and professional chef for 15 yrs.
Everything is great except eith Yukon golds, the skin is pretty thin and edible. I find it makes way better mashed potatoes if you don’t peel them
I am not a experienced cook, but trying to learn the art cooking. This was one of my first recipes I tried. The potatoes turned out Exceptional! Still my favorite mashed potatoes. Perfect as the name implies…
Easy for a beginner cook and good thrown together with an egg. Yummm
The only way to make Mashed Potatoes for me. So perfectly delicious and fluffy. I use Yukon Gold when available… by far the best for mashers.
There is no denying that Gold Yukon’s are excellent for mashed potatoes, however they can be hard or impossible to find and even be more expensive. We usually get them as a special thing for Thanksgiving. But what we have found that in our opinion is even better, is reasonably priced and seems to be available all the time is Klondike Rose. They are cross between a yellow and red potato, both of which are excellent for mashed potatoes. It’s all about the starch to water ratio in the potatoes. We prefer skins on and if you cook them right, you can just use a big spoon, no need for the unnecessary “one trick pony”, the potato masher.
Using Yukon Golds, which is just a superior variety of the common butter potato is not exactly a “secret” lol. That being said this is a good instructional on the preparation of mashed potatoes. Too many people over mix the potatoes which you addressed here. And the proportions seem pretty spot on. All in all I’d say this is a good go-to recipe. Cheers :)
How do you heat this up? Stove top or in the oven? I saw you had a bake ahead recipe but already had the ingredients for this one :( Can I still make this one ahead of time?
Great question Candace! We usually reheat in the microwave, then give it a good stir before serving. (I just updated the headnotes with instructions.)
Great! Thank you sooooo much!!
Can I make this ahead of time? Do they warm well?
Hi, Gitu — I’d recommend following this recipe for Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes!