How to make flavorful creamy mashed potatoes. This mashed potatoes recipe is simply the best!
I just love homemade creamy mashed potatoes. But then again, who doesn’t? Creamy mashed potatoes go with everything… Fried Chicken, Turkey, Ham, you name it, and you can serve it with mashed potatoes! I guess you can call me a mashed potatoes snob, because I’m not a huge fan of instant mashed potatoes. I prefer to make my very own flavorful mashed potatoes.
There are so many ways to make mashed potatoes. Some people make their mashed potatoes recipe with cream cheese, others make their mashed potatoes with skin, and some even make their mashed potatoes recipe with sour cream. I personally like to make mine differently, and I think I have the best mashed potatoes recipe ever!
I start off by boiling my mashed potatoes in chicken broth. Why? Because it adds so much flavor! Forget about boiling your potatoes in plain water. Step up your game, and boil them in broth – IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
To make my mashed potatoes creamy, I add half & half ( which is half milk & half cream). The half & half does the trick, so no need for sour cream or cream cheese.
This mashed potato recipe is delicious already, but if you want, feel free to add a little bit of mozzarella for a cheesy mashed potato recipe!
Check out my video tutorial for my creamy mashed potato recipe, and don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest!
Creamiest Mashed Potatoes
- 6 - 8 medium sized russet potatoes washed, peeled, and chopped
- 1/2 cup half & half or 1/4 cup milk and 1/4 cup cream
- 6 tbsp butter salted
- 32 oz chicken broth
- 3/4 cup parmesan cheese shredded or or grated
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- Parsley flakes optional
- Place the chopped potatoes into a large pot then pour in the chicken broth.
- Boil the potatoes over high heat until they are fork tender.
- Drain the potatoes.
- Toss 4 tbsp of butter into a large sauce pan, and melt it over medium heat.
- Once the butter is melted, add in the potatoes, and mash them.
- Pour in the half & half, and mix.
- Sprinkle in the salt, onion powder, and garlic powder.
- Sprinkle in the parmesan cheese, and mix until everything is well incorporated.
- Put the mashed potatoes into your desired serving dish, and top it off with 2 tbsp of butter, and parsley flakes (optional).
- Serve and enjoy!
I made these last week and all I can say is DA BOMB!!! Thanks for sharing your recipes. This will be added to my pile along with those OFF DA CHAIN candied yams in which I get request for.
U keep posting, I’ll keep cooking. He might just marry me. And my kids finally eat at th kitchen table to be closer to drive for seconds. I have 7 children and it takes a lot to feed them and they love(our) my food even more now. I’ve done so many of ur recipes. no more searching for me. U go gul’
Aweee. Thanks for trying my recipes Tamida! XOXO
Zander Kopplin says
I tried this recipe and it was great!!!! And I subscribed to your YouTube channel and liked the video
Thanks so much Zander!
I’m attempting to make these mashed potatoes right now and your southern Mac and cheese. I hope I can make it as good as yours looks!
Yasssss mam i made these a min ago…. they are DELISH hunty!!!
Love your recipes!!!! Usually I have to add my own little thing to recipes that I use but yours are just perfect!!!!!!!!!
Hi Megan! Glad to hear! XOXO
Cleopatra Y McCormick says
I totally agree!!
These sound delish and then some. I use heavy whipping cream in mine. And that seriously kick up the flavor even more.
Can these be made the day before?
Sure can 🙂
These potatoes were extremely good and delicious! Thank you’
Cleo McCormick says
1st of ALL – Your recipe’s are OTC!! I’m a 44 year old gal that does NOT know how to cook – PERIOD! However, I love love to follow recipe’s! Your food is ssooo good! My boys, I meant my men love seeing their mom in the kitchen preparinging a meal! I love it too!
So you keep those recipe’s coming!! BTW – these Garlic Mash are OTC!!! Love it!!
Thanks so much Cleo!!
We loved your creamieset mashed potatoes!!
This was my first time making mashed potatoes and they were perfection!!! Your recipes continued to elevate my cooking skills and make me a more confident cook.
Thank you so much!!
You’re cooking it up girl!! Xoxo!
Thanks to you and your recipes!! Next up is fried chicken, that’s going to take a miracle lol!!!
LOL!! You’ll be fine!
I still come here for everything I cook. Thank you. I taught myself to cook. So it’s like having a mom to teach me everything I need to know
I appreciate you coming by CJ!
Robert Washburn says
Just made this mash potato recipe and gave it the taste test….awesome! I tried a number of mash potato recipes over the years and this is the best and the one I will go to for my mash potato fix. Thanks for the great recipe.