Maggie's Mashed Taters

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by CountryLady

Follow these instructions whenever you want perfect mashed potatoes!!

Top Review by chia2160

perfect is right! add lots of freshly ground salt & pepper and i could make a meal out of this! pure comfort food, and we all loved it with the garlic!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In an 8- to 10-quart pan over high heat, bring 1 1/2 quarts water to a boil.
  2. Peel potatoes and cut into 1-inch chunks.
  3. Add potatoes and garlic to boiling water; cover and return to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer for 12 to 15 minutes.
  4. Drain and return to pan.
  5. Heat cream until steaming in a small pot (but do not allow to boil); add butter and 1/2 cup cream to potatoes.
  6. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed, or by hand with a heavy-duty whisk, just until smooth.
  7. If mixture is stiffer than you like, beat in more cream until potatoes reach desired consistency.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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