Vanilla Pecan Mashed Potatoes

Vanilla Pecan Mashed Potatoes


  • 1 pch Potato Pearls® EXCEL® Original Recipe Mashed Potatoes*
  • 3-1/2 qts water, hot (170°-190°F)
  • 1 cup butter, unsalted
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla bean paste
  • 2 cups pecans, toasted, chopped


  1. Prepare Potato Pearls® EXCEL® Original Recipe Mashed Potatoes according to package directions using 3-1/2 quarts of water instead of 4. Set aside.
  2. Heat butter, cream and vanilla in a small sauce pan over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture is hot and butter has melted. Do not boil. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir butter mixture into potatoes with a whisk or a heavy spoon until fully incorporated.
  4. Spread toasted pecans evenly across top of mashed potatoes and serve.

*May use any Potato Pearls® Mashed Potatoes.