Creamiest & Fluffiest 5 Ingredient Mashed Potatoes

creamiest & Fluffiest 5 ingredient mashed potatoes thanksgiving side dish recipe

These are the Creamiest & Fluffiest 5 Ingredient Mashed Potatoes! Thanksgiving is ALL about the sides and this is my go-to recipe. They’re so flavorful and the best part is that they’re easy to make! Hope you try them and love them as much as we do. Happy Thanksgiving!

Here’s a video for how I put the Creamiest & Fluffiest 5 Ingredient Mashed Potatoes together. For another delicious side dish, check out this Spicy Din Tai Fung Style Green Beans recipe.

What You'll Need:

+ 4 large russet potatoes, peeled and cubed

+ 4 large yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cubed

+ 6 garlic cloves, peeled and left whole

+ 2 tbsp kosher salt plus more to taste

+ 2 cups Shamrock Farms heavy cream

+ 4 tbsp unsalted butter

+ Fresh chives, finely chopped for garnish


1. In a large pot, add the cubed potatoes, whole garlic cloves, and 2 tbsp salt. Add cold water until potatoes are covered by about 1 inch. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook the potatoes until they are fork tender. Drain and set aside.

2. In a small pot over medium heat add the heavy cream and butter. Bring to a gentle simmer.

3. Mash the potatoes with a potato ricer, food mill, or potato masher. Once they are mashed, carefully add in the warm heavy cream and butter mixture and stir until combined. Taste and season with salt.

4. Place into a serving dish and garnish with additional butter, fresh chives, and flaky sea salt.

Pro-Tip: if you are making them ahead of time and keeping them warm on top of the stove, you can reserve about a ½ cup of the cream mixture OR heat an additional ½ cup of cream to help with reheating!

Pro-Tip #2: make sure the potato cubes are roughly the same size to ensure they all cook evenly.

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