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A close up of a bowl of mashed potatoes with melted butter on top.

The Best Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Wait until you hear what the secret ingredient is to make these potatoes extra velvety and creamy! Learn this easy trick for making perfect mashed potatoes every time. 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy side dish recipes, easy Thanksgiving recipes, holiday recipes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 226kcal


  • 1 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes peeled and cut into 2 inch chunks
  • 1/4-1/2 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter plus more for serving
  • 1 large egg
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Add the potatoes to a large pot and add water to cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.
  • Drain the water from the potatoes and return the potatoes to the pan. Add 1/4 cup of milk and 4 tablespoons butter and mash the potatoes with a potato masher until no lumps remain.
  • Crack the egg into the center of the potatoes and stir well to mix the egg into the potatoes. If needed, add additional milk to get the potatoes to the consistency you prefer.
  • Taste and add salt and pepper as desired.
  • Serve hot.



Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 739mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin A: 440IU | Vitamin C: 19.4mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 5.7mg