Mashed Red Potatoes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


12 servings

Updated: Jan. 09, 2023
These simple yet satisfying chunky mashed potatoes are rich enough to stand on their own—but a big pat of butter on top sure never hurts. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Mashed Red Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4-1/2 pounds red potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 to 1-1/3 cups heavy whipping cream, warmed


  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan or Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the potatoes with butter, salt, pepper and enough cream to reach desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 242 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 356mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.