creamy mashed potatoes
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Mashed Potatoes

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Author Justin McChesney-Wachs


  • 2 lb Idaho Russet Potatoes , peeled
  • 4 Garlic Cloves , peeled
  • 1/2 cup Whole Milk , hot
  • 1/2 cup Heavy Cream , hot
  • 1/4 LB Unsalted butter , room temperature
  • Kosher Salt & Freshly Ground Pepper


  • Cover the potatoes and garlic cloves in a pot with cold water. 
  • Bring to a boil and add plenty of salt to season the potatoes. Cook until you can easily stick a fork through the potatoes. 
  • While the potatoes finish cooking; pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Strain the cooked potatoes and transfer them on a parchment-lined sheet pan.
  • Place the potatoes in the oven for 5 to 8 minutes to dehydrate them of any extra water that might have been absorbed.
  • Push the potatoes and cooked garlic through a potato ricer or food mill to get out any lumps.
  • Mix the potatoes with the milk, cream, butter and season well with kosher salt & freshly ground pepper.
  • Taste your mashed potatoes and add more butter, cream or seasoning as needed.
  • Cover and keep warm until serving.