Just so you know, mashed potatoes are literally one of my favorite foods. Definitely a top five. They’ve been my favorite since I was little. My grandma knew to make extra mashed potatoes because I would eat so much. They are basically just the ultimate comfort food and always remind me of big family get togethers. What’s better than a forkful of mashed potatoes, corn and a little gravy. OMG.
I started making the mashed potatoes for family gatherings at a young age. Mainly just because I wanted to make sure they were really, really good. I like a good creamy but rustic mashed potato and don’t skimp on the butter.
So I’m sharing my mashed potato recipe since Thanksgiving is coming up soon. Now, this is the recipe, however, I feel like I do a lot by taste. So start with these amounts and then taste and add more to make it perfect for your taste. This recipe calls for a lot of butter, do not be alarmed. But it’s Thanksgiving!
Enjoy my absolute favorite mashed potatoes!
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Rustic and buttery mashed potatoes. The real deal with these.
5 pounds Yukon gold or russet potatoes
1 1/2 sticks softened Hiland butter, plus more for topping
1 1/2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Hiland half-and-half
1/2 cup Hiland heavy cream
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Milk, if needed, for thinning