This amazing potato recipe is inspired by something we always had at my house growing up. We could call them heavenly potatoes because they were just that good. My favorite meal were these Heavenly Mashed Potatoes and honey ham. I would know, being from Idaho and all. Here is a weird side note. Did you know that Idaho is the Gem State, and there we call tater tots “tater gems?” True story. Oh, its also pronounced poh-tay-toh. Don’t even try and get all fancy and pronounce it poh-ta-toh. Everyone will hate you if you do that, its also really annoying. But for real, these mashed potatoes are really really good, and you should totally make them for Thanksgiving, and then be thankful you now know how to pronounce potato right. YAY!
Here are some other potato recipes we love, because we freaking love potatoes:
Also check out our Mashed Purple Sweet Potatoes.
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- 4 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
- ⅓ cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ¼ cup cottage cheese, pureed
- 2 tablespoons chives, thinly sliced
- salt and pepper to taste
- melted butter
- Place potatoes in a large pot and fill with water. Place over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
- Boil potatoes until fork tender, about 25 minutes.
- While potatoes boil, place cream, butter and garlic in a small saucepan and simmer. Once mixture comes to a simmer, remove from heat.
- Drain potatoes in a colander and return back to the pot. Lightly mash the potatoes and season with salt and pepper.
- Pour cream mixture over the potatoes, a little at a time and mash the potatoes until all the cream mixture has been used and potatoes are smooth.
- Stir in pureed cottage cheese and sliced chives and season with salt and pepper.
- Top with remaining chives and melted butter, if desired. Serve warm.
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Excellent recipe, thanks!
The … Best… Mashed potatoes… EVER – it’s creamy and tasty
Teri Lyn Fisher
This recipe looks fantastic! Do you feel these could be made the day before an event? Thank you!
Definitely! I would just add an extra tablespoon or so of butter to the potatoes after reheating them…just for good measure :)
hi! Wanted to say I tried the recipe and it was a hit! SO DELICIOUS ! thank you!
Heavenly, for sure!!
I’m not a fan of /mashed/ potatoes but I loved this and so did everyone else! Lots of compliments…
we didn’t puree the cottage cheese and added a lot more than needed and it was delicious. leftovers were great too. thank you <3
oh wow. . . this looks AHmazing.
xx ~ k
These look heavenly!
Junk in the Trunk
Shoot! Now nothing sounds good except this. Ugh! Pregnant brain won’t stop drooling!!! Thanks for sharing!
I’m planning on making these for a company banquet – Teri, since you’re from Idaho, you’ll understand my question a bit better than most probably. Are we talking the big honkin’ russet potatoes that are big enough for a meal in themselves or are we talking the smaller ones that come in the 5 and 10 pound bags? I ask cause they’re so different in size and I want to get my portions right!
The mashed potatoes look perfect!
I’m new to your site but the photographs are amazing. I’m looking at the mashed potatoes right now at 12:06am and I wish I could have a bowl of this before I go to sleep. Why do you tempt me this late? I might have to go get potatoes tomorrow. It looks gorgeous with the chives.
mashed potatoes is one of my most favourite things to eat. i always say i could live off of mashed potatoes, chicken, and noodles. and now add spinach. the holy four. definitely going to try this recipe when i’m back home in toronto. i find i don’t much like the taste of the potatoes here in india. weird.