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Skins On Mashed Potatoes

With the perfect blend of creaminess and texture, Skins on Mashed Potatoes are a rustic and colorful way to serve this popular side dish.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword mashed potatoes, Skins on Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 579 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke-iambaker.net


  • 6 pounds red potatoes, washed and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) (227g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (120g) heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Wash and cut each potato into 2-inch chunks (quarter pieces).

  2. Put the potatoes in a large pot and fill with water, (enough to cover the potatoes). Cover the pot and bring to a boil.

  3. Add a large pinch of salt and boil, uncovered, over medium-high heat until fork-tender, about 25 minutes.

  4. Drain the potatoes and return to the pot.
  5. Off the heat, lightly mash the potatoes. Add the butter and cream and mash until incorporated.

  6. Season with salt and pepper and serve.