Easy, Creamy Homemade Mashed Potatoes
Learning how to make homemade mashed potatoes was one of the first recipes my mom taught me. I was so happy that I learned how to cook something, that I was begging to make them for everybody that came over lol.
If I can’t have ice cream just give me a big bowl of hot homemade mash potatoes and I will be perfectly content! I love homemade mashed potatoes and here is one of my favorite, easy recipes for making a delicious pot of creamy, fluffy mashed potatoes.
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These mashed potatoes are very basic and great for add-ins like garlic, roasted onions, cheese, fresh herbs or whatever else you can think of. They are full of flavor without being overpowering so you can still pair it up with gravy or any other dish you want to serve it with!
It is not surprising that mashed potatoes are such a high rated comfort food. They really do have that comforting affect.
Watch me make this recipe from start to finish! Plus a a super quick & easy casserole recipe for what to do with left over potatoes!

The Recipe

How to Make Easy, Creamy Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe

By Divas Can Cook
4.0 from 3 reviews

Ingredients

  • 8 medium Russet Potatoes
  • Chicken Broth ( enough to cover
  • potatoes to boil them in)
  • ½ cup half n half (can also use milk)
  • 2 Tablespoons Sour Cream
  • 4-8 Tablespoons real butter
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Paprika, garlic powder, Rosemary (optional seasonings)

Instructions

  1. Place whole potatoes in a pot and cover with chicken broth.
  2. Cover & bring to a boil. Cook potatoes for about 30 minutes or until fork tender. The fork should slide easily into the potato.
  3. When potatoes are tender, drain the broth and set aside. Save a little broth to use to thin out your potatoes if needed.
  4. In small saucepan, add half n half, butter, & sour cream. Heat just until warm. Do not boil.
  5. While cream sauce is heating mash up the potatoes. I like to use a whisk!
  6. When potatoes are mashed add in the cream mixture a little at a time, stirring after each addition.
  7. Use the reserved chicken broth and/or half n half to thin out your potatoes to the perfect consistency. I like mine thick and creamy so I usually only add in a few tablespoons of half nhalf and chicken broth. I usually add in about 3-4 tablespoons of butter as well.
  8. Now add in a few seasonings. I like to use paprika, garlic powder, rosemary, salt & pepper. This seasoning combo taste so good on potatoes to me. Feel free to use what you like! Chives and parsley are good as well.
  9. Add the seasonings in a little at a time and taste after each addition to make sure it is perfectly seasoned.
  10. Serve piping hot!!

Notes

Tips on How to Get The PERFECT Pot Of Homemade Mashed Potatoes *Mash it up well but don't overdo it or you'll have some clumpy, gluey potatoes on your hand!- I swear by my whisk for mashing up potatoes. It really puts the air into them and make them so light and fluffy. It's a workout though so be prepared to have burning arms by the time you are done. It's totally worth it though. You could also use a mixer but I found that sometimes it can make the potatoes gluey-like. *Cook Potatoes in Chicken Broth. Or you could also use water but everyone I know that has tried cooking them in chicken broth says it tastes way better. Try it and see! *Always Add Warmed Ingredients To Mashed Potatoes. Adding cold ingredients can cause your mashed potatoes to taste gritty. Whatever you decided to add to your mashed potatoes make sure that it is warmed up or at least at room temperature.



Tips on How to Get The PERFECT Pot Of Homemade Mashed Potatoes
*Mash it up well but don’t overdo it or you’ll have some clumpy, gluey potatoes on your hand!- I swear by my whisk for mashing up potatoes. It really puts the air into them and make them so light and fluffy. It’s a workout though so be prepared to have burning arms by the time you are done. It’s totally worth it though. You could also use a mixer but I found that sometimes it can make the potatoes gluey-like.
*Cook Potatoes in Chicken Broth- Yeah you could also use water but everyone I know that has tried cooking them in chicken broth says it tastes waaay better. Try it and see!
*Always Add Warmed Ingredients To Mashed Potatoes- Adding cold ingredients can cause your mashed potatoes to taste gritty. Whatever you decided to add to your mashed potatoes make sure that it is warmed up or at least at room temperature.