The BEST Mashed Potatoes
These Mashed Potatoes are my favorite side dish of all time. Fluffy, creamy and rich, this easy mashed potatoes recipe is sure to become a family favorite! This easy to follow recipe produces the best mashed potatoes you've ever tried!
- 5 lbs potatoes Russet or Yukon Gold, preferred
- 12 tbsp butter softened and cubed, salted or unsalted is fine
- 3/4 cup milk whole if possible
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- salt and pepper to taste
Peel the potatoes and rinse. Cut the potatoes in half or quarters depending on the size.
Place potatoes in a large dutch oven or stock pot. Cover potatoes with cold, salted water. The water should cover the potatoes by at least one inch.
Bring the water to a boil and cook just until the potatoes are fork tender, about 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes and return to the hot pot.
Allow the potatoes to sit in the pot for about 5 minutes so any additional moisture can evaporate.
Add softened butter to the potatoes and mash until desired consistency is reached.
Add in the hot milk and cream a little at a time mashing until your desired consistency is achieved. You don't need to use all of the milk or cream.
Finally, stir in the sour cream and add salt and pepper to taste.
Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 133mg | Potassium: 818mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 550IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 6mg