Mashed Potatoes Recipe Video

Especially during the holiday season, mashed potatoes seem to work their way into the menu. These mashed potatoes are one of the favorite recipes of the chef. I must tell you up front that these are not the healthiest mashed potatoes out there – but they sure are good going down.


Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time40 Min
Ready In50 MinDifficulty LevelVery Easy
Health IndexAverageServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Yukon gold potatoes6 (Peeled)
 Heavy whipping cream2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
 Salt1 Tablespoon
 Garlic12 Clove (60 gm)
 Butter sticks1 1⁄2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 994 Calories from Fat 791

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 90 g138.4%

Saturated Fat 56.3 g281.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 296.6 mg

Sodium 1517.7 mg63.2%

Total Carbohydrates 48 g16.1%

Dietary Fiber 4.8 g19.3%

Sugars 4.9 g

Protein 10 g20.8%

Vitamin A 65.3% Vitamin C 9.3%

Calcium 13.6% Iron 1.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Place a large pot of water on the stove and bring to a boil.
2. Wash, peel and cut your potatoes. First cut in half length-wise, then into chunks. Cutting them into chunks will help to cook the potatoes at a speedier rate. Place into the boiling water (need enough water to cover the potatoes) and add 2 cloves of garlic per potato. You will boil for about 40 minutes – or until you can stab the potato with a knife and the chunk slides right off the knife. Do NOT add salt to the water at this point.
3. Once the potatoes are finished, drain the water and mash them. You can mash them using a Foley Food Mill, a masher or beaters.
4. Bring the mashed potatoes back to the stove top and reheat on medium heat. Add in heavy whipping cream and butter. You want the potatoes to be weeping – have a creamy consistency. This is not an exact science so just taste as you add the butter and cream to get it exactly as you like it.
5. Finally, add your salt. Serve and enjoy!

Editors Review

Mashed potatoes are great to go as sides or as ingredients during almost any season, here is a simple recipe to make one. Check out chef Caitlin making appealing mashed potatoes using just a few ingredients. With a little garnish or even otherwise great as it is!


veg foodie profile page

veg foodie says :

what are yokon gold potatoes? can anyone tell me? i can use russets too right?
Posted on: 27 May 2009 - 1:45am
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ifoodiee says :

hey..looks like i am the only one who cant view this video, but thank God there is a home I simply boil the potatoes, I dont add garlic..why do you add garlic Caitlin,is it anything to do with the flavor or is there anything else??...
Posted on: 23 April 2009 - 12:56pm
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foodpsychologist says :

Mashed potatoes with whipped cream and garlic flavor seem to be simply irresistible! I might want to spice it up with a bit of pepper and top up with a few sprinklings of coriander leaves
Posted on: 23 April 2009 - 11:20am
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aparna.priya says :

potatoes...mmh...these mashed potatoes are my favorite. I like potatoes in any form, be it mashed, boiled, or anything. But this one seems to be extra ordinary due to whipping cream. Can't resist to try on coming weekend. Thanks Caitlin!
Posted on: 23 April 2009 - 10:18am
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Gadget Lady says :

potatoes! guess they have a neat talent in addin to the flavor of any dish.. the mashed potato recipe is crisp and yum :).. guess they make a juicy combination with unleavened breads like indian roti too...
Posted on: 22 April 2009 - 12:16am
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Prezi says :

Mmh.. Those mashed potatoes are my all time favorite! Like love the potato, salted butter, a tinch of garlic and cardamon combination, all mashed into a paste! It's just awesome to go with buns and breads...
Posted on: 21 April 2009 - 11:25pm