Old Fashioned Mashed Potatoes

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 50 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 20 servings
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20 large Idaho potatoes, peeled and diced

4 cups (2 pounds or 8 sticks) unsalted butter

1 quart heavy cream

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 cup chives, chopped


In a large saucepan boil the potatoes until fork tender, drain all the liquid and return to saucepan. Smash together with a potato masher removing all the lumps.

Add the butter and heavy cream, a little at a time, until you reach the required consistency. Add salt and pepper, to taste, and serve garnished with chopped chives.

Note: Just before finishing you could add any other flavorings desired!

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