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Mashed Potatoes

Mayonnaise is the secret behind these comforting spuds from Waynesboro, Tennessee's Brenda Pulley. Not only are they special enough for company, but they're a cinch to whip up on weeknights. Try a batch tonight and use what's left in the next two recipes.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    5 cups


  • 3 large potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 3/4 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  • Place potatoes in a bowl; beat until smooth. Add the mayonnaise, butter, salt and pepper; mix well. Refrigerate any leftovers.

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  • Melissa
    May 6, 2020

    I don't make potatoes any other way.. i HATE bland potatoes and these are perfect, sometimes I sautee scapes in a bit of the butter while I'm straining the potatoes for a garlicky twist. but ALWAYS mayo

  • Lilly
    Dec 10, 2018

    Added a splash of milk! These were amazing! My boyfriend absolutely hates mayonnaise and he couldn't tell there was any! Will use again!

  • gunslinger
    Apr 3, 2017

    made these tonight to serve with roast beef and gravy. They were delicious, the butter and mayo gave them a rich taste and no you can't taste the mayonnaise.

  • kirbijo
    Nov 9, 2016

    I could eat the whole bowl as a meal. I love these mashed potatoes and they are so easy to throw together!!! May be a bit rich for some but definitely my favorite recipe.

  • Jane Steinmetz
    Nov 29, 2015

    Entire family loved these. Easy to make and the mayo really does the trick.

  • bingobrilla
    Jan 20, 2014

    The mayo makes them creamy and flavorful. They are the best ever.

  • cocoa616
    Feb 26, 2013

    Creamy and Yummy, easy to make. Wasn't sure of using mayo, but tasted great.

  • vwgirl9
    Aug 26, 2012

    Super easy

  • s_pants
    Jan 14, 2012

    Very good and rich!

  • mkehoe1969
    Mar 19, 2011

    Worked well and the kids loved it. Started out with less Mayo, salt and pepper, and kept adding till I got the right taste. So easy , thanks.