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yukon gold mashed potatoes in a bowl with melted butter over the top.

Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

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  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes are perfect for any occasion. They’re easy to make, delicious, and always a crowd-pleaser.


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  • 5 lbs. Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into evenly-sized chunks, about 1-inch
  • 1 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 8 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt and fresh black pepper


  1. Add potatoes to a large stockpot and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Stir in 1 tablespoon of salt and bring the water to a boil. Reduce the heat and boil the potatoes until knife tender, about 10-14 minutes. Drain the potatoes well.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat butter, milk, and 2 teaspoons of salt until butter melts and milk steams. Avoid boiling the milk. Remove off the heat and set aside.
  3. Using a potato masher or a ricer, mash the hot potatoes until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  4. Pour about half of the milk mixture, and fold it in with a wooden spoon until the potatoes have soaked up the liquid. Season with fresh cracked pepper. Add the remaining milk, folding it in until just combined to avoid over-mixing. Taste the potatoes for salt and if needed add more to your liking.
  5. To keep potatoes hot until ready to serve, transfer them to a serving bowl, cover tightly, and keep in a warm place, like the back of the stove. Potatoes will stay hot for at least 30 minutes.


  • Substitutions: For best results, I do not recommend any changes to the recipe. This recipe is simple, easy, and very delicious. If you have food restrictions, I did list some substitutions in the body of the post.
  • Serving Amount: This recipe makes enough mashed potatoes to feed 10 people. Plan on about 1/2 pound of potatoes per person, which equates to about 1 cup serving.


  • Serving Size: about 1 cup
  • Calories: 267
  • Sugar: 3.4 g
  • Sodium: 27.8 mg
  • Fat: 9.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 41.3 g
  • Protein: 5.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 25 mg