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Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

These mashed potatoes with the sour cream recipe are slated to become one of the easiest-to-make recipes in your recipe box.

When it comes to making mashed potatoes, there are many ways to make them. For one, you can make traditional creamy mashed potatoes.

I also grew up devouring traditional mashed potatoes made with butter, milk and salt, and pepper.

I mean, really: You just can’t go wrong with any of these varieties!

Meanwhile, there are so many other types of mashed potatoes to love.

Heck, today you can even make vegan mashed potatoes that are so divine that you’ll not even realize that they’re vegan.

Then there are the famous garlic mashed potatoes. Garlic just makes everything better!

Well, there are times when serving garlic mashed potatoes just doesn’t work and that’s when this sour cream mashed potatoes recipe comes into play.

Sour cream adds that extra pizazz but doesn’t overpower the palate.

So, why add sour cream to mashed potatoes? The reason behind this is simple.

Sour cream makes the mashed potatoes taste richer. Sour cream adds that hint of sour but doesn’t slap you in the face with it.

It’s just there adding this fabulous flavor and yet your guests may not quite realize what’s in your potatoes.

You can keep it as a secret ingredient or brag about it to them. That is up to you.

Why boil potatoes with salt?

Adding salt to the water when boiling the potatoes helps the potatoes come out creamier.

The potatoes cook hotter because of the salt and this helps cook the starch more.

Read more about it at CookingLight.

Sour cream mashed potatoes

Sour cream mashed potatoes

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

Adding sour cream to mashed potatoes makes them creamy and delicious.


  • 2 lbs potatoes
  • 1 c milk
  • 4 T butter
  • 1/2 c sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1.  Peel potatoes and cut into quarters.
  2.  Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with cold water. Add 1 t. of salt to water.
  3.  Over medium heat, bring to a boil and cook until tender, around 15 minutes.
  4.  Drain potatoes and rinse. Return to pan and allow to dry slightly.
  5.  Run potatoes through a food mill (or ricer, or strainer). You can use a hand mixer if you would prefer.
  6.  Add milk, butter, and sour cream gradually, folding continuously.
  7.  Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  8.  Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 396Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 228mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 9g

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