Rustic Yukon Mashed Potatoes

Rustic Yukon Mashed Potatoes in a white bowl

Easy no peel buttery mashed potatoes made with Yukon golds.


  • 3 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, skins on, quartered
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 4-ounces low fat cream cheese or sour cream (optional)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons coarse salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter (optional)
  • 3 chives, chopped (optional)


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Place the potatoes in the boiling water and cook 10-12 minutes or until fork tender. Drain.
  2. To the pot, add the milk, butter, cream cheese or sour cream (if using), salt and black pepper. Use a hand mixer to mash the potatoes, starting at low speed and increasing to medium-high speed, scraping the sides as necessary until the potatoes are creamy and mashed. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.
  3. Spoon the mashed potatoes into a serving dish and top with melted butter and chives (if using).


Prep Tip: Skip the peeling! It'll save you time and add a rustic touch to mashed potatoes. But if you do prefer them peeled, go ahead and peel them and continue on with the recipe as-is.


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