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Copycat KFC Mashed Potatoes

Copycat KFC Mashed Potatoes are the creamiest and most delicious. This copycat version really does taste like the real deal.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword KFC, KFC copycat, KFC mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes, potatoes
Servings 5 sides
Author Pam


  • 1/3 cup whole milk, or 2 percent is fine too
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water
  • 3 tbsp tbsp plus 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3/4 tsp sea or kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups instant mashed potato flakes
  • ground pepper


  1. 1.In a medium saucepan, bring the milk and water to a boil. Add salt and 3 tbsp butter. Simmer just until the butter melts.

    2.Take off the heat and sprinkle in potato flakes.

    3.With a whisk or fork, mix then whip up potatoes until fluffy.

    4.Sprinkle pepper and 1 tbsp butter on top. Let melt into the hot potatoes. Enjoy!