The Best Mashed Potatoes

From The New Best Recipe, altered a bit.


  • 2 lb potatoes, washed, not peeled
  • 8 T butter, melted
  • 1 cup half & half, warmed
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper


  1. Place the potatoes in a large saucepan with cold water to cover by about one inch. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until potatoes are just tender when pricked, 20-30 minutes. Drain the potatoes.
  2. Mash potatoes.
  3. Stir in melted butter.
  4. Gently whisk in half & half, salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve immediately.