Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Whipped potatoes and creamy butter take this nostalgic dish up a notch.

Serves: 6

Takes less than 1 hour


  • 3 lb. mixed potatoes, such as russets & Yukon Golds
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 c. (1 stick) butter, plus 2 tablespoons for garnish
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Fresh herbs (optional)


  1. Peel and dice potatoes
  2. In a large pot, cover potatoes with water and add a generous pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and cook until totally soft, 12 to 16 minutes. Drain and return potatoes to pot.
  3. Use a potato masher to mash potatoes until smooth.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter and milk until warm.
  5. Pour over warm milk-butter mixture and stir until completely combined and creamy.
  6. Season mashed potatoes generously with salt and pepper.
  7. Transfer potatoes to a serving bowl and top with remaining two tablespoons butter. Season with more pepper before serving.