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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.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mashed potatoes, Skins on Mashed Potatoes
Servings: 8
Calories: 579kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke-iambaker.net


  • 6 pounds red potatoes, washed and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ pound (2 sticks) (227g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup (120g) heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, to taste


  • Wash and cut each potato into 2-inch chunks (quarter pieces).
  • Put the potatoes in a large pot and fill with water, (enough to cover the potatoes). Cover the pot and bring to a boil.
  • Add a large pinch of salt and boil, uncovered, over medium-high heat until fork-tender, about 25 minutes.
  • Drain the potatoes and return to the pot.
  • Off the heat, lightly mash the potatoes. Add the butter and cream and mash until incorporated.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve.