The secret to making mashed potatoes extra-flavorful is cooking them in chicken broth. They're mashed until smooth and creamy, with just the right amount of butter and cream to make a homestyle potato side everyone will enjoy. These creamy mashed potatoes are an essential holiday side dish, but they're great any day- we love them as a side with steak or chicken. For a loaded potato version of this recipe, try Ultimate Mashed Potatoes. Or, for extraordinary baked potatoes, try our Cheesy Hasselback Potato Gratin.
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Place the broth and potatoes in a 3-quart saucepan. Heat over high heat to a boil, then cover and cook (still on high) for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
Drain the potatoes, reserving the broth.
Mash the potatoes with the cream, butter and about 1/2 cup reserved broth (the consistency will vary depending on the type of potatoes used, so you may want to add more of the reserved broth- see ingredient note). Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
These were good and easy to prepare the day before--the only thing, I dumped about a cup of the broth before I mashed them and they were still a little more "runny" than I would have liked. Next time I will remove more.
Absolutely delicious and easy to make.
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Ultra Creamy Mashed Potatoes
These were tasty, I will continue to use the recipe from now on!
Absolutely OUTSTANDING!!! I added extra butter and a little extra cresm to adjust it to my taste, and I also added fresh chives. I swear I will NEVER make them any other way! It is amazing what chicken broth can actually do! Um!Um! YUMMY!! :)
This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.