6 ingredients (or less) Mashed Potatoes

I am always on the lookout for baby-approved foods, and mashed potatoes are a tried and true staple that I know will always fill that little belly.  This go-to recipe is so simple that I know I will always have ingredients on hand for it.  I'm including some substitutes that I've tried in the past when I don't have just the right mixture available.  


  • 6 potatoes
  • 1/2 pint whipping cream (substitute sour cream or Greek yogurt depending on what you have available)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • milk
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • chives (optional)

Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and add potatoes until they become fork tender.  Let potatoes cool enough to be touched.  The potatoes skins will peel off easily using just your fingers to rub them off.  Take as much or as little off depending on your preferences.  

Pour cream in with potatoes and mash away! Add in butter and a little milk at a time depending on how creamy you want them.  Taste for optional salt, pepper, and chives.  

Taste testing is our favorite!

Taste testing is our favorite!