mashed potatoes

Best Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Pair any main course with the Best Mashed Potatoes Recipe for a side that everyone will enjoy! Made with butter, milk, and sour cream for an ultimate creamy texture and rich flavor.

Prep: 20Cook: 30Total: 50 minutes
Yield 12 servings 1x


  • 5lbs mashed potatoes (I used a mix of yukon gold and russet. I peeled the russet but left skins on the gold)
  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh cracked pepper
  • chives + butter for garnish


  1. Heat a large pot with several cups of water, enough to totally cover potatoes once they are put in. Bring to a boil and then add 2 tsp salt.
  2. Prepare potatoes by cutting into cubes. I peeled the skins off the russet potatoes but not the yukon for a little bit of texture.
  3. Add the potatoes to the boiling water and continue to boil for 15 minutes or until fork goes tenderly into potato.
  4. While potatoes are cooking, in a saucepan, heat one stick over butter over medium heat. Add minced garlic and let cook for 2 minutes, then add in milk. Bring to a low simmer then turn off heat.
  5. Drain potatoes, then add back to large pot.
  6. Pour milk & butter mixture over potatoes and using a potato masher, mash potatoes very well until most large chunks are blended and the potatoes are at your desired texture.
  7. Add in sour cream, salt, and pepper and stir until all combined. Taste test potatoes and add more salt and pepper as desired.
  8. Top with more butter and chives before serving.
Author: ErinCategory: holiday, dinner, side dishMethod: stovetopCuisine: AmericanDiet: Gluten Free