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Ultra Creamy Mashed Potatoes

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  • prep time: 10 min
  • total time: 30 min
  • serves: 6 people

The secret to making these 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.  For more helpful info, see Make the Most of Your Mash.  And for a loaded potato version of this recipe, try Ultimate Mashed Potatoes.

Ingredients

cost per recipe: $3.95

  • 2 cups Swanson® Chicken Broth or Organic Free-Range Chicken Broth or Natural Goodness® Chicken Broth
  • 2 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold potato or russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 6 cups)
  • 1/2 cup light cream or half and half
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  • Tips

    • Flavor Variation: For Ultimate Mashed Potatoes, stir 1/2 cup sour cream, 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (reserve some to sprinkle on top), and 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives into the hot mashed potatoes. Sprinkle with the reserved bacon.
    • Easy Substitution: For Ultra Creamy Sweet Potatoes, substitute 2 large sweet potatoes (about 2 pounds), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces (about 5 1/2 cups) for the potatoes.  Makes 5 servings.
    • Ingredient Note: A medium-sized Yukon Gold weighs a little less than 8 ounces, so you'd need about 6 medium-sized Yukon Gold potatoes for this recipe.
    • Ingredient Note: You can also prepare this recipe with other types of potatoes, including red potatoes, sweet potatoes or all-purpose potatoes.  When you're mashing the potatoes and adding back the reserved broth, you may need more or less depending on the type of potatoes you used. A more waxy potato, like Yukon Gold, red potatoes or sweet potatoes, will absorb less liquid during cooking than a more starchy potato, like russet.  The type of potato used will also affect the texture of the finished mashed potatoes.  Russet or Yukon gold result in fluffier, creamier mashed potatoes.
    • Make Ahead: Prepare as directed and cool completely.  You can reheat in the oven or in the microwave.  If using the oven, spoon the potato mixture into a casserole or baking dish.  If using the microwave, spoon into a microwavable bowl.  Cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours.  To bake, heat the oven to 350°F.  Bake, covered for 25 minutes or until hot.  To microwave, heat, covered, on HIGH for 2 minutes or until hot.  You can stir in an additional 1 tablespoon cream or softened butter after heating, if desired.
  • Step 1

    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.

  • Step 2

    Drain the potatoes, reserving the broth.

  • Step 3

    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 below).  Season with salt and pepper.

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  • Cooking Goddess

    Peggy W.
    December 5, 2019

    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.

  • Easy Easy

    Catherine D.
    December 23, 2014

    Absolutely delicious and easy to make.

  • love these

    paulam68
    December 2, 2012

    the best potatoes

  • Ultra Creamy Mashed Potatoes

    iknowican
    March 13, 2010

    These were tasty, I will continue to use the recipe from now on!

  • Ultra Creamy Mashed Potatoes

    Debbie B.
    November 28, 2009

    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!! :)

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    Calories 226
    Total Fat 10 g
    Sat. Fat 6.3 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 32 mg
    Sodium 354 mg
    Total Carb 30 g
    Dietary Fiber 4 g
    Sugar 3 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 3 g
    Vitamin D 1 %DV
    Calcium 3 %DV
    Iron 6 %DV
    Potassium 17 %DV
    Calories 226
    Total Fat 10 g
    Sat. Fat 6.2 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 32 mg
    Sodium 250 mg
    Total Carb 30 g
    Dietary Fiber 4 g
    Sugar 0 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 3 g
    Vitamin D 1 %DV
    Calcium 4 %DV
    Iron 6 %DV
    Potassium 0 %DV
    Calories 227
    Total Fat 10 g
    Sat. Fat 6.2 g
    Trans Fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 32 mg
    Sodium 257 mg
    Total Carb 30 g
    Dietary Fiber 4 g
    Sugar 0 g
    Added Sugars 0 g
    Protein 4 g
    Vitamin D 1 %DV
    Calcium 4 %DV
    Iron 6 %DV
    Potassium 0 %DV

    This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.