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Mashed Potatoes, made with mayonnaise, from Taste of Southern.

Mashed Potatoes, with mayo.

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Follow these easy, step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions to make our creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe with Duke’s Mayonnaise. It’s a Southern thing for sure and we wouldn’t make it with any other brand except Duke’s. We’re making our Mashed Potatoes totally from scratch in just a few simple steps. Printable recipe included.



  • 3 lbs. Russet Potatoes
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • ¼ cup Evaporated Milk
  • ½ cup Duke’s Mayonnaise
  • ¼ teaspoon Ground White Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Salt, used when boiling potatoes
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Wash, peel and cube potatoes into about 1 inch pieces.
  2. Place potatoes in large sauce pot and cover with 2 inches of cold water.
  3. Add one teaspoon of salt
  4. Bring to a boil, then REDUCE heat to medium and let simmer.
  5. Cook potatoes 15-20 minutes, or until fork tender.
  6. Remove potatoes from heat and drain, reserving liquid.
  7. While still hot, use a potato masher and mash the potatoes until creamy and smooth.
  8. Add cubed Butter and stir until butter is melted.
  9. Add Evaporated Milk.
  10. Add Duke’s Mayonnaise.
  11. Add Ground White Pepper.
  12. Stir potatoes until desired consistency is reached.
  13. If potatoes are too dry, add a little of the saved water that you drained from the potatoes.
  14. For really creamy potatoes, beat on medium speed with a hand mixer for about 1 minute.
  15. Taste potatoes, adding more salt or mayo as needed.
  16. Serve immediately while still warm.
  17. Enjoy!


Some folks like to add Sour Cream instead of Mayonnaise. You could also add an extra burst of flavor by sprinkling on just a dash of Garlic Powder. Make the basic potatoes and then add any other herbs and spices desired for variations on the original recipe.

Keywords: Mashed Potatoes with Mayo Recipe, made from scratch, Duke's Mayonnaise, southern recipes, gravy