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mashed potatoes with butter and chives

Mashed Potatoes

5 from 12 votes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 3 lbs Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 stick unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream at room temperature
  • Salt to taste
  • White pepper to taste


  • Peel the potatoes
  • In a large pot add water and the potatoes and cook in medium heat
  • Once cooked through, remove from the heat and drain water
  • With a potato smasher, mash the potatoes without over working them
  • Add salt and pepper
  • In a sauce pan, melt the butter and add the heavy cream and mix until just warm
  • Add the warm cream to the potatoes and gently mix until well combined
  • Garnish with chives or parsley
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