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