Mashed Red Potatoes Recipe
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Mashed Red Potatoes Recipe

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These yummy, chunky mashed potatoes from our home economists are rich enough to stand on their own. But they’re also delicious with cheese, bacon and sour cream…or heartier options, like Florets with Cheese Sauce and Dressed-Up Beef Tips.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 4-1/2 pounds red potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 to 1-1/3 cups heavy whipping cream, warmed

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 161 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 247mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein


  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan or Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the potatoes with butter, salt, pepper and enough cream to achieve desired consistency. Yield: 9 cups.
Originally published as Mashed Red Potatoes in Simple & Delicious November/December 2006, p40

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Reviewed Jul. 24, 2014

"Not much different from how I would normally cook these if I was in a hurry."

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2012

"These potatoes were awesome. I'll definitely be doing this again."

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2009

"Seems like "regular" mashed potatoes to me."

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