A Secret Ingredient Makes This Easy Mashed Potatoes Recipe the Creamiest (4 Ingredients) by 30Seconds Food

A Secret Ingredient Makes This Easy Mashed Potatoes Recipe the Creamiest (4 Ingredients)

If you're a fan of mashed potatoes, then your life is about to get a bit better. That's because a secret ingredient makes this four-ingredient mashed potatoes recipe the creamiest mashed potatoes recipe! What's the secret ingredient? Mayonnaise!

You may know that mayonnaise can make scrambled eggs super creamy (check out this mayonnaise eggs recipe), but when you add it to mashed potatoes, magic happens. Trust us when we say that these mashed potatoes are absolutely delicious. 

These gluten-free mashed potatoes are so simple to make. They are the perfect side dish for just about any weeknight dinner, but elegant enough for guests. To make these low-sodium potatoes you will need russet potatoes, butter, mayonnaise and milk (or heavy cream or half and half). That's it! Plus, this vegetarian potato side dish is ready in only about 25 minutes.

Pile these creamy potatoes into a bowl, top them with pepper, butter or fresh chives, and get ready to enjoy a creamy delicious treat. Serve this four-ingredient mashed potato recipe as a side dish with your favorite dinner. Or just grab and spoon and get ready to be amazed!

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup milk, cream or half and half

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Recipe Notes

  • You can top these potatoes with salt and pepper, chopped green onion tops or chives, if desired. They are also delicious absolutely plain!
  • You could use Yukon gold, red, white or russet potatoes.
  • You could use reduced fat or light mayonnaise instead of regular mayonnaise. 
  • To make these potatoes even creamier, you could use heavy cream or half and half instead of milk.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Here's how to make it:

  1. Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and return to the pot.
  2. Add the butter, mayonnaise and milk. 
  3. Using a potato masher or an electric mixer, blend until smooth. (If using an electric mixer, do not over-mix or the potatoes will become gummy.) Season with salt and fresh cracked black pepper, if desired. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 112

Total Fat: 10.5g

Saturated Fat: 5.1g

Cholesterol: 21mg

Sodium: 27mg

Total Carbohydrate: 4.2g

Dietary Fiber: 0.6g

Total Sugars: 0.5g

Protein: 0.6g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 9mg

Iron: 0mg

Potassium: 106mg

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Donna John
OMG. My stomach is growling now.
What a genius hack for potatoes! 🥔
Elisa Schmitz
What creamy delicious potatoes! The holidays just got even more amazing! #yum

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