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A bowl of mashed potatoes with butter and chives, a purple napkin, and a spoon.

Heavenly Potatoes

Teri & Jenny
5 from 2 votes
Servings 7


  • 4 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 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

optional garnish

  • chives
  • 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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