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Creamiest Mashed Potatoes in a serving bowl, topped with with melting butter
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5 from 2 votes

The Creamiest Mashed Potatoes

This is THE perfect recipe for the creamiest mashed potatoes ever!  People absolutely rave over them!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mashed Potatoes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 448kcal


  • 5 pounds russet potatoes washed and peeled
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste


  • Peel and rinse potatoes. Cut into 1-inch cubes or chunks. Place the potatoes into a large pot. Pour in chicken broth. Potatoes should be just covered with liquid. 
  • Place the pot on the stove over high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Strain the potatoes from the broth and put the cooked potatoes into a large mixing bowl. 
  • Add in the butter, cream cheese, buttermilk, and salt. Use a hand mixer to whip the potatoes and other ingredients until light, fluffy, and creamy (3-5 minutes), or use a potato masher or a potato ricer. Serve hot. 



Chef's Note: After being cooked, these mashed potatoes can be placed in a crockpot on the low or warm setting for up to 4 hours before serving. This comes in quite handy for large and demanding meals like Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter. 


Calories: 448kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 1380mg | Potassium: 1439mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 770IU | Vitamin C: 32.6mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 3mg