These Yukon Gold mashed potatoes are a big hit at my house. There are actually cheers when my family finds out we’re having mashed potatoes for dinner… they usually enjoy the potatoes more than our main dish!
Mashed potatoes are simple to make and yummy enough to please the pickiest of kids and spouses.
First, peel your potatoes. If they are on the larger side for yukon gold, two potatoes per person is a good amount. Then wash and cube them, aiming for similar size cubes.
Put your potatoes into a pot and cover with water, at least an inch above the top of the potatoes. Add about a tablespoon of salt. This will flavor the potatoes, but most of the salt will be drained out with the water.
Bring the pot to a boil and boil for 20-25 minutes. Check a few pieces with a fork; if the fork slides in easily and the potato breaks apart, they are done. One tip: smaller pieces of potato boil faster (but it takes longer to cube them, so keep that in mind).
Drain your potatoes and put them in a mixing bowl. Add butter, whipping cream, sour cream, garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt, and pepper.
Mash or whip your ingredients until smooth. I like using a mixer, since I can let it go while I finish other parts of our dinner.
Taste your potatoes and add more salt or other seasonings if needed.
Put your potatoes into a serving bowl.
These potatoes are good on their own, but adding a flavorful gravy takes them to a whole new level.
Today I served the potatoes with beef gravy and T-bone steaks that turned out so good. Everyone at the table cleaned their plates, which made me happy, since it meant they really enjoyed their dinner!