Light and Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

The Secret to Light and Fluffy Mashed Potatoes


Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins

There is a secret to making perfectly light and fluffy mashed potatoes that you have likely been overlooking. You will never make mashed potatoes the same way again!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 250 kcal


4 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1" chunks
2 cups heavy cream
12 tbsp butter, room temperature, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper
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Rinse cut and peeled potatoes under cold water until water runs clear.
Add potatoes to large pot of cold salted water, water should cover potatoes by 1", and bring to a boil. Boil for 15 minutes or until potatoes are cooked and tender.
Drain potatoes from water and rinse in colander under warm water.
Run potatoes through a ricer or food mill and add butter, cream, salt and pepper. Gently fold with a spatula until fully incorporated and taste for salt.
Serve immediately.