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Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Duke’s Mayonnaise

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overhead view creamy mashed potatoes in bowl with spoons, cloth napkin, and small bowl with parsley.

These homemade creamy mashed potatoes are easy to make, full of flavor, rich and creamy. The ultimate side dish that everyone at the table is sure to love. Make them to complete your holiday table.

It is almost time for Thanksgiving and you may be making plans for which recipes will be making its way onto your holiday table. I am definitely here to help you with that. One recipe that I have never shared on the blog but have been making for years is creamy mashed potatoes. 

This recipe uses a few ingredients and is flavorful and delicious. It also includes a special ingredient that helps to make them extra rich and smooth. That is mayonnaise. Now I know what you may be thinking, but trust me when I tell you that it really makes a difference in the taste and texture of your mashed potatoes. The mayonnaise is the last ingredient that I add to the mashed potato mixture and it really allows them to come together easily and gives a little twang in flavor that truly makes these homemade mashed potatoes anything but ordinary. 

Now when it comes to mayonnaise, you can use any brand that you prefer but I only use Duke’s Real Mayonnaise

Why use Duke’s Real Mayonnaise?

close up side view jar of duke's mayo.

  1. Duke’s Mayonnaise is a southern staple that has a bold tangy flavor. It contains no sugar and is a favorite among chefs and foodies. I love that it adds a little something extra for recipes beyond just your basic sandwich. It can bring palate-thrilling flavor to many of your favorite dishes. Be sure to locate Duke’s mayo at your local grocery store by checking out the Where to Buy link on their website. 

What ingredients are needed to make mashed potatoes?

ingredients to make creamy mashed potatoes in separate containers.

  1. Potatoes 
  2. Duke’s Real Mayonnaise 
  3. Butter 
  4. Milk 
  5. Salt 
  6. Ground black (or white) pepper

How to make easy creamy mashed potatoes:

Begin the recipe by cleaning, peeling and cutting the potatoes into 1-inch thick pieces. Then add the prepared potatoes into a large stockpot and cover the potatoes with cold water. Place the stockpot on the stove over high heat and add the salt.

large pot with cut up potatoes in water in it.

Once the potatoes come to a boil allow them to continue cooking for 10 to 15 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender. Remove the cooked potatoes from the oven and carefully drain out all of the water. Add the potatoes to a stand mixer bowl with the whisk attachment, or add to a large bowl and use a hand mixer or a metal whisk. Add the butter, milk, salt and pepper. Mix on low speed until the potatoes no longer have any large chunks and the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

ingredients for mashed potatoes in mixing bowl of stand mixer

Lastly, add the Duke’s Real Mayonnaise and adjust the mixer settings to medium and continue mixing until the potatoes are creamy and smooth. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper if needed.

mayo added to other ingredients in stand mixer bowl. mayo added to other ingredients in stand mixer bowl next to jar of mayo

Serve warm! Store any leftovers in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag up to 3 days. To reheat, place in the microwave at 2-minute intervals stirring each time until warm. Enjoy with your favorite protein such as ham, turkey, roast, or chicken, and additional sides to complete your holiday meal.

creamy mashed potatoes in stand mixer bowl

Tips to make the best mashed potatoes:

  1. Cut the potatoes before boiling. I prefer to cut my potatoes in even size pieces so they cook evenly and are easier to handle when finished. It also helps the cooking process to go much faster. 
  2. Use Yukon Gold Potatoes, Russet Potatoes, or a mixture of them both. Yukon Gold potatoes are my favorite to use because they are small and buttery. Russet potatoes are starchy, hearty, and easy to locate in grocery stores all year long. If you prefer to have the best of both combinations, try using 50% Yukon Gold and 50% Russet potatoes.
  3. Do not skip Duke’s Mayonnaise! This makes the potatoes so creamy and I promise they do not taste like mayonnaise. Try it, you will not regret it. 
  4. Be careful not to over boil the potatoes. Check the potatoes frequently as they are cooking and once they are fork-tender, a fork can be inserted in a piece of potato with little effort, then they are ready to mix. Overboiling could result in soupy mashed potatoes. 
  5. Try not to over mix the potatoes. If using a stand or hand mixer, over mixing could make the potatoes gummy in texture. Once the potatoes no longer have any chunks add the Duke’s Mayonnaise and mix just to combine then serve.
bowl of creamy mashed potatoes topped with fresh parsley

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

These homemade creamy mashed potatoes are easy to make, full of flavor, rich and creamy. The ultimate side dish that everyone at the table is sure to love. Make them to complete your holiday table.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mashed potatoes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 463kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black or white pepper
  • 1 cup Duke's Real Mayonnaise

Instructions

  • Begin the recipe by cleaning, peeling and cutting the 4 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes into 1-inch thick pieces.
  • Then add the prepared potatoes into a large stockpot and cover the potatoes with cold water. Place the stockpot on the stove over high heat and add the 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Once the potatoes come to a boil allow them to continue cooking for 10 to 15 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender. Remove the cooked potatoes from the oven and carefully drain out all of the water.
  • Add the potatoes to a stand mixer bowl with the whisk attachment, or add to a large bowl and use a hand mixer or a metal whisk.
  • Add the 1 1/2 cups butter, 1 1/4 cups milk, 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper. Mix on low speed until the potatoes no longer have any large chunks and the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  • Lastly, add the 1 cup of Duke’s Real Mayonnaise and adjust the mixer settings to medium and continue mixing until the potatoes are creamy and smooth. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper if needed. Serve warm!
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag up to 3 days. To reheat, place in the microwave at 2-minute intervals stirring each time until warm. Enjoy with your favorite protein such as ham, turkey, roast, or chicken, and additional sides to complete your holiday meal.

Notes

Tips to make the best mashed potatoes:

  1. Cut the potatoes before boiling. I prefer to cut my potatoes in even size pieces so they cook evenly and are easier to handle when finished. It also helps the cooking process to go much faster. 
  2. Use Yukon Gold Potatoes, Russet Potatoes, or a mixture of them both. Yukon Gold potatoes are my favorite to use because they are small and buttery. Russet potatoes are starchy, hearty, and easy to locate in grocery stores all year long. If you prefer to have the best of both combinations, try using 50% Yukon Gold and 50% Russet potatoes.
  3. Do not skip Duke’s Mayonnaise! This makes the potatoes so creamy and I promise they do not taste like mayonnaise. Try it, you will not regret it. 
  4. Be careful not to over boil the potatoes. Check the potatoes frequently as they are cooking and once they are fork-tender, a fork can be inserted in a piece of potato with little effort, then they are ready to mix. Overboiling could result in soupy mashed potatoes. 
  5. Try not to over mix the potatoes. If using a stand or hand mixer, over mixing could make the potatoes gummy in texture. Once the potatoes no longer have any chunks add the Duke’s Mayonnaise and mix just to combine then serve. 

Nutrition

Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 632mg | Potassium: 681mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 762IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg
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close up side view creamy mashed potatoes in white serving bowl topped with parsley.

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