Mama's Mashed Taters

April Fuller


People often ask for my secret to fabulous mashed potatoes, here it is, just like my Mama taught me!


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 Min
30 Min


Add to Grocery List

  • 4-5
    large baking potatoes peeled cut into cubes
  • 1 stick
    butter (the real stuff salted)
  • 1/2 c
    heavy whipping cream
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Mama's Mashed Taters


  1. Put peeled, cubed potatoes into a medium size pot and cover with cold water. Bring the potatoes to boil over medium high heat and let cook about 30 minutes or until fork tender. Drain the potatoes, do not rinse. Put the stick of butter into the hot dry pot and dump the potatoes on top. Mash the potatoes and butter together with a hand masher just until broken up and the butter begins to melt into the potatoes. Add the whipping cream and beat with a electric mixer until there are no lumps and the potatoes are light and fluffy. Add or reduce the amount of whipping cream to make the potatoes the consistency that you like. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  2. NOTE: I have used all different kinds of potatoes for this recipe and I have found that russet baking potatoes make the best mashed potatoes. Just a suggestion.

Printable Recipe Card

About Mama's Mashed Taters

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Other Tag: For Kids

Show 3 Comments & Reviews

22 Spudding Awesome Potato Recipes

22 Spudding Awesome Potato Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Everyone loves potatoes, and these recipes are crazy delicious. From main meals to side dishes, these potato recipes scream comfort food!

Good Vs Bad Carbs: Not All Carbs Are Equal Recipe

Good vs Bad Carbs: Not All Carbs Are Equal

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

All carbs are not evil; it's just that some of them should be eaten less frequently than others. It's not that hard to tell the difference between a good carb...