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Le Chef's Mashed Potatoes

  • Author: lechefswife
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Decadent, buttery, restaurant-worthy mashed potatoes are simpler than you think to make. Le Chef's Mashed Potatoes are the perfect side to soak up the delicious gravy and sauces we enjoy over the holidays.



Le Chef’s mashed potatoes recipe (for 4)

6 large Yukon Gold Potatoes

1/2 cup (1 stick) of unsalted butter

1 cup of milk (whole milk is best but 2% also works fine)

1 teaspoon of salt


Generously cover the potatoes (skin on) with cold water in a large pot and bring to boil -- Le Chef’s tip : trace a shallow circle around the circumference of the potato with a paring knife before cooking – the skin will peel off so easily once the potatoes are done.

Simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes are soft

Place butter and milk together in a large bowl and microwave for 45 seconds

Peel and quarter the potatoes once cooked (let cool a little to not burn your hands) add salt and mix together with the warm milk and butter using a sturdy whisk until smooth.

For extra smooth, Michelin star worthy potatoes, use a food processor to mix.

Serve immediately on their own or as an accompaniment to your favorite sauce or gravy.




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Keywords: mashed potatoes, buttery mashed potatoes, thanksgiving sides, holiday sides, best mashed potatoes, whipped potatoes