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Capital Grille Mashed Potatoes (Copycat)

Creamy mashed potatoes made just like Capital Grille’s restaurant chain. Trust me, you’ll make this recipe again and again.
Copycat Capital Grille Mashed Potatoes | Carrie's Experimental Kitchen

 Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday, I know I did. I usually host Christmas Eve and Christmas Day each year, and this year was no exception. It’s fun, but also a little tiring. Especially because I still wasn’t able to stand for long periods of time with my recent calf injury and my husband had surgery on his thumb shortly after that. By the time this holiday was over, I just needed to decompress and spend time alone with my immediate family; which we’re not able to do very often.

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I’m not one for making resolutions each year, but with my husband traveling so frequently for business, we both agreed that this year we would try to carve out more time to spend with each other when we had the opportunity. So my husband and I rejuvenated by going into the city for a couple of days to see the sights, take in dinner at Remi (where I had some fantastic homemade rosemary gnocchi with roasted vegetables) and saw Les Miserables at the movies and Once, the musical (both excellent!). We had a fabulous time and the kids enjoyed spending some one on one time with Grandma and Grandpa.
Capital Grille Mashed Potatoes
While trying to figure out which recipe I was going to share first in 2013, I was reflecting back on all of the food that I had made for parties and gatherings in December and I just had to start with these potatoes. My husband and I received a gift certificate to The Capital Grille (which is a national chain of upscale steakhouses) and we were finally able to go recently. The food was excellent for a chain restaurant and they also have an amazing wine list. This recipe should technically come with a warning as it is NOT a healthy recipe by any means, but they were so good that even my husband, who usually doesn’t like ANY mashed potatoes, LOVED them. They’re so buttery, creamy and made a wonderful side dish; especially with our ham I made on Christmas Eve.
Capital Grille Mashed Potatoes (Copycat)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Creamy mashed potatoes made just like Capital Grille's restaurant chain. Trust me, you'll make this recipe again and again.
Course: Side Dish
Calories: 319 kcal
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
  • 2 1/2 lb . Red Potatoes
  • 1 Stick Butter
  • 1 c + . Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 tbsp . Kosher Salt
  1. Wash potato skins with a vegetable brush under cold water, then cut into large pieces.
  2. Place the potatoes in a pot of cold water, bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes become soft when you insert a fork or tip of a knife into them.
  3. Drain the water then place potatoes back in the pot.
  4. Add the butter, 1 cup of heavy cream and salt and beat until whipped without lumps using an electric mixer. Add more cream gradually if needed.


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  1. Shiloh Barkley
    January 3, 2013 at 3:12 am - Reply

    I may try them. Maybe. My sweetie got me a potato ricer for Xmas,among other things of course.

  2. Moki
    December 8, 2013 at 1:40 am - Reply

    Would you happen to know the recipe for Capital Grille’s ranch dressing? The wedge salad with ranch is amazing. Well the ranch dressing is amazing anyway, best I have ever tasted.

    • Carrie Farias
      December 9, 2013 at 1:24 pm - Reply

      I don’t but I’ll have to seek it and and try it!

  3. Paige
    December 1, 2016 at 12:40 am - Reply

    I am making this tomorrow night for a friendsgiving! Can’t wait to try it– doubling the recipe. Not a regular in the kitchen, would you say use salted or unsalted butter? I will post a follow-up review. 🙂

  4. Jessica
    February 14, 2017 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    Sounds tasty definitely giving this a try for my husband and daughter

  5. John
    February 26, 2018 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    The potatoes were sweet tasting
    What ingredients gave the sweet taste

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