Buttery Mashed Potatoes

These mashed potatoes are fluffy and light. Try adding different flavors, such as olive oil, pesto, or white truffle.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 2 lbs. medium Yukon gold potatoes (skin on)
  • 1⁄4 lb. European-style butter or regular unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1⁄2 cup plus 1 Tbsp. heavy cream
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄8 tsp. ground white pepper


  • Place the potatoes in a pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes, until tender and easily pierced with a fork. Drain and peel away the skin.
  • Using a potato ricer, mash the potatoes and butter together. Fold in the cream and salt and pepper.