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Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Updated: May 27

"Creamy mashed potatoes are the perfect side dish to every meal in my opinion! They are even more delicious smothered in homemade gravy."

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Servings: 8

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 30 Minutes


  • 8 to 10 medium Yukon gold or Russet potatoes about 3 lb., peeled, cut into quarters

  • 1 tsp Salt

  • 4 tbsp Butter

  • 2 tsp Pepper, optional

  • 1/4 cup Milk

  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream


Place potatoes in large saucepan; add enough water to cover. Add 3/4 teaspoon of the salt.

Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover loosely and boil gently for 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes break apart easily when pierced with fork. Drain well.

Return potatoes to saucepan; shake saucepan gently over low heat for 1 to 2 minutes to evaporate any excess moisture.

Mash potatoes with potato masher until no lumps remain. Add butter, pepper and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; continue mashing, add in sour cream. Gradually adding enough milk to make potatoes smooth and creamy.

Top with a sprinkle of salt and pepper with a pat of butter

"Creamy delicious and full of flavor. Nothing beats homemade mashed potatoes!"

CWT is not a certified dietician or nutritionist. Any nutritional information shared on this site is an estimate counted through measurements and package nutritional information used in each recipe. If calorie, macro counting and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend running the ingredients through your choice of nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary depending on national brands used per recipe.

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