- Add potatoes and water to a microwave-safe glass bowl and cover with microwave-safe plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 13-15 minutes or until fork tender. Add heavy cream, butter, chives, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to a small bowl and heat on high for two minutes. Pour cream mixture over the potatoes and mash with a potato masher, fork, or immersion blender with whisk attachment.
- Transfer to a serving dish and serve with an extra dollop of butter on top.
Not all potatoes are equal, and Spencer Watts helps you navigate the spuds in the video below.