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The Best Mashed Potatoes Ever

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Mashed potatoes are a classic side dish that has been enjoyed for centuries. The first recorded recipe for mashed potatoes dates back to the 17th century in England. The dish was originally made with milk, butter, and salt, and was often served with roasted meats.

In the 18th century, mashed potatoes became more popular in the United States. American cooks began to experiment with different ingredients, such as cream cheese, sour cream, and chives. Today, there are endless variations of mashed potatoes, each with its own unique flavor profile.

The Best Mashed Potatoes Ever

Course: SidesDifficulty: Easy


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These creamy mashed potatoes are the perfect side dish for any occasion. They are made with simple ingredients, but they are full of flavor. The potatoes are mashed until smooth and creamy, and the butter, cream, and Parmesan cheese give them a rich and decadent taste.
Preparation and cook time:
The preparation and cook time for this recipe is about 30 minutes. The potatoes need to be boiled for 15-20 minutes, and then they need to be mashed. The entire process is fairly easy, and the results are worth the effort.


  • 6 large russet potatoes, peeled and quartered

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • 1/4 cup milk

  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the potatoes and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until they are fork-tender.
  • Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot. Add the butter, cream, milk, Parmesan cheese, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mash until smooth and creamy.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
  • Serve immediately.
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