Classic Mashed Potatoes
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Plenty of cream and butter are the secrets to decadent, holiday dinner-worthy mashed potatoes.


    • 4 pounds Russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1½-inch pieces
    • Salt and pepper
    • 2 cups cream
    • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter


1. Place the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Add 1 tablespoon salt. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until fork tender, about 10 to 12 minutes. 

2. While the potatoes cook, heat the half-and-half and butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. 

3. Drain the potatoes and put back in the large saucepan. Add half of the half-and-half and put on low heat.  Use a potato masher and begin to mash. Add the rest of the half-and-half and mash until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.