Easy Mashed Potatoes
Great mashed potatoes aren’t complicated, but you need to pay attention to the details.
Why This Recipe Works
For an easy, creamy mash, we started by cooking sliced Yukon Gold potatoes in well-seasoned water. We used half-and-half because it is richer than milk but not as decadent as heavy cream. Microwaving the half-and-half with the butter before combining the mixture with the mashed potatoes ensured a bowl of piping-hot potatoes on the dinner table.