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how to make mashed potatoes

How to Make Mashed Potatoes

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A simple recipe for the perfectly creamy garlic mashed potatoes!


  • 5 pounds Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 8 C cold water
  • 1/4 C butter
  • 3/4 C skim milk
  • 1/3 C heavy cream
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  1. Peel and chop the potatoes, then place in a large pot with the salt and cold water. Bring to a boil, then cover and boil until the potatoes are soft and fork tender. Drain the water.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients then use either a potato masher or hand mixer to mash the potatoes until light and fluffy. Add any additional milk to create your desired thickness. Serve immediately.


To reheat any leftover potatoes, you will need to add a bit more milk

  • Author: Carole Jones


  • Serving Size: 1/10th
  • Calories: 238
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 476mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 42g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 23mg