The Very Best Mashed Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

Butter, milk, a bit of heavy cream, and the secret ingredient-a dash of vinegar-make these the most delicious mashed potatoes ever. If you want to make them a head of time, reheat in the microwave at half-power, stirring every 3 minutes until hot. From Parents Magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, simmer potatoes in salted water until soft. Drain well.
  2. Return to saucepan; add milk, cream, and butter. Mash potatoes until fluffy.
  3. Beat in vinegar, mixing well. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. *Can be made ahead: Cool, cover and refrigerate up to 2 days.


Most Helpful

I didn't discern the vinegar either, but these are very good mashed potatoes nonetheless.

iris5555 November 14, 2007

Very yummu mash! If you like your spuds with sour cream, but for some reason can't use it (none in the fridge, for eg.), the vinegar in this mash makes it taste somewhat like if it had sour cream in it. But you have to use a bit more than just 1/2 tsp for 3 1/2 lb of potaotes. Use more like 2 tbs and more, if you dare, to have any affect.

rosslare November 10, 2006

Very good! What's not to like about potatoes, milk, heavy cream and butter? ;) Honestly, I don't think that teeny 1/2 tsp cider vinegar does anything in that amount of potatoes, but nevertheless, they taste great! Thanx for posting the recipe; it's a keeper!

*Parsley* September 09, 2006

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