Chunky Mashed Potatoes

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
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Chunky Mashed Potatoes are absolutely delicious and easy to make topped with fresh green scallions and a drizzle of olive oil.

Chunky Mashed Potatoes

Chunky Mashed Potatoes

These Chunky Mashed Potatoes are one of my favorite side dishes, we make it a lot at our house. First, it’s very easy to make, usually we have tons of leftovers, which is always a winner. Second, our toddler adores his Chunky Mashed Potatoes especially when topped with some sour cream or cottage cheese. Third, the toppings and flavors are endless!

Chunky Mashed Potatoes are perfect for the Thanksgiving meal, especially since you can play with the toppings that your family loves.

My secret to perfect Chunky Mashed Potatoes are actually choosing organic potatoes and leaving the skin on, it adds such a nice texture. Never leave the skin on if the mashed potatoes are not organic! Also, I love using whole heavy whipping cream to add some nice creaminess to the mashed potatoes.

Here are a few of my favorite suggestions:

  • Caramelize onions or mushrooms
  • Crumbled bacon
  • Grated cheddar cheese or cottage cheese for a protein boost
  • Green scallion and olive oil for a fresh taste
  • Sour cream


Chunky Mashed Potatoes

What type of potatoes should I use to make Chunky Mashed Potatoes?

Idaho or Russet potatoes are the best choice as they are high in starch and low in moisture. They will result in fluffier and creamier mashed potatoes.

Can I make mashed potatoes in the pressure cooker?

Yes, you totally can and this recipe is easy to follow and you will end up with delicious mashed potatoes. The great thing about cooking mashed potatoes in the pressure cooker is that it takes only 12 minutes to cook them. You can make them ahead of time, or cook them on the side while you are working on other dishes. Check the Instant Pot Mashed Potato here.

How can I make creamy Mashed Potatoes?

I like to add heavy cream and butter to mine, for the creamiest and most comforting taste and texture. If you want the mashed potatoes extra fluffy, you can use a hand mixer to fluff them up.

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How can I make Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Healthier?

To cut on the calories, you can add skim milk, a few tablespoons of whipped butter and light sour cream to them.

How do I make Ranch Mashed Potatoes?

After I mash the potatoes, I like to stir in 1/2 cup of Ranch salad dressing, they taste amazing!

How to reheat mashed potatoes?

Add them to a microwave safe dish and  heat them at half power for five minutes, stirring occasionally. Once the potatoes are hot, stir well, and add additional  warm cream or milk and butter, as needed. Stir well to combine.

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Chunky Mashed Potatoes

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 7 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Total time: 1 hr




Nutrition information

Calories: 186 Carbohydrates: 26 Protein: 6 Fat: 7 Saturated Fat: 4 Cholesterol: 18 Sodium: 92 Potassium: 873 Fiber: 5 Sugar: 1 Vitamin A: 335 Vitamin C: 23.5 Calcium: 108 Iron: 6.4
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Erin @ The Speckled Palate

I love how versatile these mashed potatoes are! You can never go wrong with 'em, and I'm going to make them for my family soon!


Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

I couldn't live without potatoes, especially mashed potatoes!


Michelle Goth

My dad has always been picky about his mashed potatoes and hates lumps. I personally love them like this...chunky! So delicious!


Des @ Life's Ambrosia

I am always a sucker for a scoop (or 10) mashed potatoes.



Yum, these mashed potatoes look amazing! They'll look great on the holiday table!


Michelle | A Latte Food

Mashed Potatoes are my absolute favorite side dish!! These look like pure comfort food!


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