KFC Mashed Potatoes Recipe (Copycat)

KFC Mashed Potatoes Recipe (Copycat)

How To Make KFC Mashed Potatoes (Copycat)

Savor the KFC mashed potatoes at home by recreating it with this copycat recipe! It’s made with mashed potato flakes, then topped with a rich gravy.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 2tspbeef bouillon
  • 2tspchicken bouillon
  • cupshot water
  • 5tspflour
  • cupwhole milk,plus additional milk as needed
  • cupscold water
  • 7tbspunsalted butter,divided
  • ¾tspkosher salt
  • cupsinstant mashed potato flakes
  • ground black pepper,to taste


  1. Start by making the gravy. Add the beef and chicken bouillons to the hot water, stirring until the mixture is well combined. Set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons of butter over medium-high and cook it until it starts to bubble and turn a light tan color.

  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the flour to make the roux. Stir constantly using a whisk for about 5 minutes until the mixture turns a light golden brown.

  4. Add the bouillon-infused water to the pan, whisking constantly to prevent any clumps from forming. Increase the heat to medium-high and stir frequently for about 5 minutes until the mixture is the desired consistency.

  5. Season the gravy with black pepper and keep it warm over low heat while making the mashed potatoes.

  6. In a medium saucepan, bring the milk and water to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and add 3 tablespoons of the butter and the salt. Simmer the mixture until the butter is melted.

  7. Remove the pan from the heat and add the potato flakes, whisking while adding. Whip the potatoes until they’re light and fluffy, adding additional milk or water to adjust the consistency according to preference.

  8. Place the remaining butter on top of the potatoes and let it melt.

  9. Season the mashed potatoes with black pepper. Top the potatoes with the hot gravy and serve immediately. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 192.14kcal
  • Fat: 15.66g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.14g
  • Trans Fat: 0.61g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.05g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.37g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.82g
  • Fiber: 1.04g
  • Sugar: 1.01g
  • Protein: 1.99g
  • Cholesterol: 37.06mg
  • Sodium: 590.41mg
  • Calcium: 40.13mg
  • Potassium: 210.78mg
  • Iron: 0.31mg
  • Vitamin A: 145.77µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.01mg
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