Million Dollar Mashed Potatoes

mashed potatoes

Want the ultimate comfort food? Well, here it is…Million Dollar Mashed Potatoes! I put a spin on an original Wolfgang Puck recipe that was a little too heavy on the cream and nutmeg. I’ve been making this recipe on Thanksgiving for 15 years. It’s a family and crowd favorite and quite easy to whip up.

Although you can use whatever potatoes suit your fancy, I highly recommend Yukon Gold. They add a nice flavor to an already creamy delicious side dish. You can also use fresh garlic or other herbs if you prefer. The options are endless! Enjoy these Million Dollar Mashed Potatoes!

Million Dollar Mashed Potatoes

Serves 8
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 40 minutes
Meal type

Side Dish


  • 2 1/2 Pounds baking potatoes (peeled and cut into chunks)
  • 8 Tablespoons butter (cut into small pieces, room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or whipping cream (brought to a boil)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • parsley (chopped, for garnish)


Step 1
In a medium saucepan, cook the potatoes in lightly salted water to cover, until tender. Drain well.
Step 2
Mash the potatoes with a potato masher or mixer in a stainless steel bowl.
Step 3
In a small saucepan, heat butter and cream until butter has melted. Add salt, pepper and garlic.
Step 4
Spoon mashed potatoes into warmed serving bowl and sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve immediately.

Posted on by Crystal in Gram's Recipe Tin

7 Responses to Million Dollar Mashed Potatoes

  1. Tamara Camera

    I’m pinning this and I’ll be dreaming about it all day.
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  3. Joyce Galloway Parker

    OMGosh, I could just dive face first into a bowl of that!

  4. Amber

    Yum. I so love mashed potatoes.
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  5. Michelle

    Looks delicious! My kids love mashed potatoes!!
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