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Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Creamy, buttery, mashed potatoes are the best comfort food!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 334kcal
Author: Lucy Brewer


  • 5 lbs. russet or Yukon potatoes peeled and cut into large pieces
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups heated half-and-half or cream
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place potatoes in a large Dutch oven and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and then turn down to keep at a rolling boil. Cook potatoes until fork tender, about thirty minutes.
  • Drain potatoes and return to pot, heat on low for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring slightly. Remove potatoes from heat and push through a ricer into a large bowl.
  • Whisk in melted butter, sour cream and 1 cup of half-and-half. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add more half-and-half as needed to achieve desired texture.