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Popeyes Mashed Potatoes Recipe

If you’re a fan of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, you know that their mashed potatoes are a tasty side dish that can perfectly complement a variety of main dishes. This copycat recipe for Popeyes mashed potatoes is the perfect way to bring a taste of New Orleans into your own home and tantalize your taste buds with its cajun spices.

Popeyes Mashed Potatoes served alongside Popeyes fried chicken

Easy and Flavorful Preparation

The first thing to know about this recipe is that it’s quick and easy, taking about 35-45 minutes in total. Start by boiling the potatoes in a large pot of boiling water until they’re tender. Drain the water and add the unsalted butter, heavy cream, and buttermilk. Use a wooden masher to mash the potatoes until smooth and creamy. Add garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper for extra flavor.

Perfect Side Dish for a Variety of Main Dishes

Popeyes mashed potatoes are the perfect side dish to serve with a variety of main dishes, including my amazing Broaster chicken. Top the mashed potatoes with Popeyes cajun gravy for a burst of flavor that will elevate your meal to new heights. For double the delicious sides, pair the mashed potatoes with greasy green beans and enjoy the combination of flavors.

And of course, if you want double the potatoes, we should talk about trying to replicate those famous Popeyes french fries.

Tips and Tricks for Perfect Mashed Potatoes

To make the best mashed potatoes, use a high heat when boiling the potatoes and a medium heat when cooking the mashed potatoes to prevent burning. Use a medium-sized pan to cook the mashed potatoes and a medium saucepan to heat the chicken broth. Use extra-virgin olive oil instead of artificial color for a healthier option. You can also add a teaspoon of salt when boiling the potatoes for extra flavor.

Variations to Enhance Your Mashed Potatoes

For a variety of ways to enhance your mashed potatoes, try combining ground beef, ground pork, or chicken gizzards for a hearty main dish. For a healthier option, add a green bell pepper or red beans. For a taste of New Orleans, add cajun seasoning or a tablespoon of vegetable oil. If you have leftover garlic cloves, chop them finely and add them to the potatoes for extra flavor.

Popeyes mashed potatoes photo from above

Comfort Food at Its Best

Popeyes mashed potatoes are the perfect comfort food that can be made in your own kitchen. Enjoy this classic recipe as a side dish or use it as a base for shepherd’s pie. To make shepherd’s pie, combine ground beef or pork with the mashed potatoes and bake in the oven with a purpose flour and chicken stock mixture.

This recipe for Popeyes mashed potatoes is a perfect side dish that is quick, easy, and full of flavor. With a total time of 35-45 minutes, this recipe is a great option for those looking for healthy food. Add this recipe to your best-mashed potatoes collection and enjoy the delicious combination of flavors. Give this recipe a try and let your taste buds savor the flavors of New Orleans.

Popeyes Mashed Potatoes served alongside Popeyes fried chicken

Popeyes Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Yield: 6 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Popeyes Mashed Potatoes are creamy, flavorful, and the perfect comfort food. Made with a blend of butter, heavy cream, buttermilk, and a mix of spices, this recipe is easy to make and will be a hit at any dinner table.


  • 2 pounds of Russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper


  1. Add the potatoes to a large pot of salted water and bring it to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender and easily pierced with a fork.
  2. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot. Use a potato masher or a fork to mash the potatoes until they are smooth and creamy.
  3. Add the butter, heavy cream, and buttermilk to the pot, and stir until the butter has melted and the ingredients are well combined.
  4. Add the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper to the pot, and stir until the seasonings are well incorporated.
  5. Continue to stir the potatoes until they are smooth and creamy. If the potatoes are too thick, you can add additional heavy cream or buttermilk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until they reach your desired consistency.
  6. Taste the potatoes and adjust the seasonings as needed. Serve the mashed potatoes hot with your favorite entrée.


  • Be sure to use a potato masher or fork to mash the potatoes, rather than an electric mixer, to prevent the potatoes from becoming gummy.
  • For an extra smooth and creamy texture, you can also pass the mashed potatoes through a fine-mesh strainer.
  • If you prefer your mashed potatoes to have a chunkier texture, you can mash the potatoes with a fork or a potato masher to your desired consistency.
  • These mashed potatoes can be made ahead of time and reheated in the oven or microwave when you're ready to serve. Just be sure to add additional heavy cream or buttermilk as needed to keep the potatoes creamy and smooth.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1/2 Cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 221mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 5g

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