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Potatoes with Melted Butter on Top
Red Skin Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Super easy red skin mashed potatoes! These mashed potatoes are creamy, buttery, and rich. They come together in 30 minutes and are freezer-friendly.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: red skin mashed potatoes
Servings: 6 people
Author: Tania
  • 2 pounds red skin potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup half and half, plus more if desired
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped chives for garnish
  1. Scrub the potatoes clean and cut them into 1.5 inch chunks. Don’t peel the potatoes.

  2. In a medium pot, heat enough water to cover the potatoes and boil potatoes until tender, about 20-25 minutes. Drain the water and return potatoes to the pot.

  3. In a medium bowl, microwave the half-and-half with the butter together for a few seconds, until warmed up and melted.

  4. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher, adding the warmed up half-and-half and butter at the same time. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with chopped chives. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes
  • Special equipment: potato masher.
  • Preparing the potatoes: Make sure to cut the potatoes are cut to about the same size for even cooking.
  • Freezing: Store leftovers in freezer-friendly bags or containers for up to 1 month. For reheating instructions, check out the "Freezing Mashed Potatoes" section above.
  • Storing: Store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2-3 days.