Creamy Basil Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Hey y’all! It’s Madison from Wetherills Say I Do! I’m here again with one of my favorite and easiest recipes for you today!



I was in denial when summer ended and now we are quickly approaching November. I’m so excited to be hosting my second Thanksgiving since being married this year. A lot of people dread having to cook for a group of people, but for me, the idea is just thrilling! I’ve already started to plan the various dishes I want to make. 




Outside of Thanksgiving, mashed potatoes are one of my favorite sides. They are the epitome of comfort food to me. I’ve been eating them plain jane for years, with just butter, salt and pepper but recently I’ve branched out. I’ve been experimenting with different mashed potato combinations just like this recipe for creamy basil parmesan mashed potatoes. One of my favorite entrees to serve with potatoes is this Pistachio Crusted Chicken with Dijon Mustard.


Mashed potatoes are literally so easy to make which is what makes experimenting with them more fun! There are so many ways to spruce them up! This just happens to be one of my favorites right now.

Creamy Basil Parmesan Mashed Potatoes


  • 5 medium sized russet potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 5-6 basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Put a large pot of water on stove and bring to a boil
  2. Meanwhile, peal potatoes and then quarter them
  3. Place potatoes into boiling water, cook through
  4. Drain potatoes and place into a stand mixer bowl or bowl to use hand mixer
  5. Mash potatoes with potato masher or mix potatoes with mixer on low
  6. Add in butter in chunks, continue mixing
  7. Add in parmesan cheese and basil
  8. Finally slowly pour in heavy cream while mixing until all ingredients combine
  9. Add salt and pepper to taste
  10. Serve immediately or keep in warm oven until ready to serve


Do you like classic Thanksgiving dinners or ones with a little twist?


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Madison is a food blogger who is passionate about community and hospitality. She believes food is a way to bring people together around the table and strives to share easy recipes to encourage people to do just that! She lives in sunny Arizona with her husband, son and dog.

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