Cecile's Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

My MIL makes the best mashed potatoes and I got this recipe from her.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add broth and potatoes to a large pot; bring to a boil.
  2. Cover and reduce heat to medium; cook for 10 minutes or so, until the potatoes are tender.
  3. Drain, saving the broth.
  4. Mash the potatoes and add 1/4 cup broth, half-and-half, butter and pepper.
  5. Add more broth if needed until you get the desired consistency.
  6. Note: After I mash the potatoes, I use the electric mixer to get them smooth.
Most Helpful

I tried this out for our Thanksgiving! Like others I do not make the best mashed potatoes & figured I better get some help! I loved the broth idea to cook the potatoes in. I used fat free half & half & a lower fat, lower sodium chicken broth. They turned out great & I used a mixer to whip them nice & smooth. They were even better without gravy; thanks so much for sharing!

LUVMY2BOYS December 01, 2015

These mashed potatoes are so yummy. And have a great texture. The taste is great with the chicken broth, cream and butter. Thanks ratherbeswimmin :) Made for All you can cook buffet

Boomette February 20, 2012

These definitely are creamy! Cooking with chicken broth adds so much flavor. I used white pepper.

JSkizzle November 26, 2004