Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

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Up until about two years ago, I could not make good mashed potatoes for the life of me. I always either undercooked or overcooked them. After countless mishaps, I have finally gotten it down!

I think people have a lot of different opinions about which potatoes are best for making mashed potatoes, but I prefer red potatoes. The potatoes become so amazingly creamy and fluffy when mashed. I have tried this recipe with other potatoes and I always come back to red potatoes. Though it’s not just the red potatoes that make these mashed potatoes so perfectly creamy, it’s also the addition of sour cream. My husband isn’t typically a fan of sour cream, but he loves it in these potatoes!

If you are still trying to finalize your Thanksgiving menu, you simply must add these sour cream mashed potatoes! And if not Thanksgiving, any holiday!


Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

Serves 4-6

  • 2 lbs. red potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup milk (can use more if necessary)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • chopped chives or green onion (for garnish)
1. Put the cubed potatoes into a large pot and cover with water. Bring the water to a boil and then let the potatoes simmer for 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are fork tender. Drain the water.
2. Transfer the potatoes to a large bowl. Add in the sour cream, butter, milk, and the garlic powder. Use a hand mixer or a potato masher to mash the potatoes and mix all of the ingredients together. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with chopped chives.
Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

aging-ungracefullyStephanie Day is the author of the food blog, Eat. Drink. Love. By day, Stephanie is a developmental psychologist who specializes in educational research. However, Stephanie has always had a passion for cooking ever since she was a little girl and started her blog as a way to expand her cooking skills and to share simple and healthy recipes with her readers. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, drinking wine, and photography.


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