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Super Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Updated On: Oct 31, 2023

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There’s nothing better than the perfectly Creamy Mashed Potatoes as a side dish to your meal. This recipe calls for a potato ricer which is the key to getting them super creamy.

I am so beside myself right now.  Not because of this bowl of creamy dreamy deliciousness, but because it’s only 3 days until my house will be filled with family and close friends, a 20 lb bird in the oven and my living room will be morphed into a cozy dining space filled with candles, painted gourds and dish after dish of great food.  I still feel like it’s Summertime and can’t even believe that we are about ready to give thanks.  I hope I’m not alone on this .  Say you’re with me!

Ingredients in Super Creamy Mashed Potatoes

  • Potatoes – russet potatoes are best in this recipe as they will rice beautifully and make a delicious mashed potato.
  • Milk – whole milk will result in a richer mashed potato, but you can use whatever type of milk you’d like. If using nut or seed mylks for mashed potatoes, make sure it’s unflavored.
  • Butter – unsalted butter is used and Kosher salt is added to taste.
  • Sour Cream – is part of the reason this recipe is rich and creamy. Make sure to use a full fat sour cream for the best taste.
  • Kosher Salt – What’s the difference between Kosher salt and table salt? Table salt has a very fine texture and dissolves quickly. It is usually fortified with sodium iodide, which kosher salt is not. The anti-caking additives in table salt can leave an unpleasant taste in your mouth, especially if used in a sweet recipe or baked good. Kosher salt has a coarser-grain and is additive free. Kosher salt does not contain iodine (sodium iodide) or anti-caking agents like smaller-grained table salt.

If you’re still on the hunt for a delish mashed potato recipe, this is one for the keeper file.  The only special tool needed is a potato ricer  but you can certainly whip them with a hand mixer or even an old fashioned potato masher.  Using a ricer will make the potatoes silky smooth with not a lump in sight.  Lumps or no lumps, mashed potatoes are a GREAT thing. 

Super Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are made extra creamy with the edition of sour cream. Make them skinny with skim milk and fat free sour cream or go crazy with whole milk & regular sour cream. Either way, they are easy and delicious.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine All Cuisines
Servings 6 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 3 pounds russet potatoes peeled and cut into large rounds
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 ¼ cup milk
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the potatoes and salt, to taste. Boil until fork tender. Drain well in a colander.
  • Return the pot to the stove and add the milk and butter and warm over medium-low heat. While the butter and milk are warming, rice the potatoes into the milk mixture. When all potatoes are riced, add the sour cream and season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir with a wooden spoon and serve immediately.

Equipment & Special Ingredients

Nutrition

Calories: 367kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 7gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 41mgPotassium: 1061mgFiber: 3gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 614IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 124mgIron: 2mg
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Heather is a recipe developer and content creator living in Vancouver, Washington. She started Farmgirl Gourmet in 2006, almost 20 years ago, as a way to share recipes with friends and family. Heather is also the co-founder of Spiceology , a unique spice company, which she started in 2013. She shares family friendly recipes for easy everyday meals with a gourmet twist.

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  2. addie | culicurious says:

    Love mashed potatoes and love sour cream. WIN 🙂

  3. Kristina says:

    oh, Heather I AM right there with ya – while I am SOVERYEXCITED for the holidays, I cannot believe they are here. summer went way too fast, and I *REALLY* don’t like that I sound like “a grown up adult” when I say things like that – “time flies…” “the older I get…”

    GAAH. these mashed potatoes will help comfort me…

  4. Great idea with the ricer – I’ve used sour cream and also a 1/3 C cream cheese… yummy 🙂

  5. Jane @ EarthAppleJane says:

    This looks absolutely delicious Heather, and I will definitely have to give a ricer a go if it turns out as beautifully as this! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends.

  6. Now that looks super amazing!!

    1. FarmgirlGourmet Author says:

      Thanks Julie. They were great…and now I’m regretting saying I’d make Potatoes Gratin instead of Mashed for Thanksgiving. 🙂

  7. Jennifer says:

    I love this recipe I am Def doing it this year!!

    1. FarmgirlGourmet Author says:

      Thank you Jennifer. It makes the potatoes so creamy and the hint of acid from the sour cream really makes them tasty. Let me know if you decide to make them how you liked them. Happy Thanksgiving week to you!

  8. Jessica@AKitchenAddiction says:

    Love how creamy and buttery these are! Perfect for Thanksgiving!

    1. FarmgirlGourmet Author says:

      That ricer makes mashed potatoes a dream! Thanks for commenting Jessica! 🙂

  9. How do I qualify for drawing tomorrow- include me!! Thx for recipe xo

    1. FarmgirlGourmet Author says:

      hi Sandra. come back to farmgirlgourmet.com tomorrow and leave a comment. i will have the rules up tomorrow morning at 3am EST. Sorry to tease. 🙂

      1. Jennifer says:

        not sure where I find the rules to win this Fab prize.. 🙁 hope im not too late

  10. How do we become eligible for your drawing tmrow?

  11. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen says:

    Gorgeous mashed potatoes! I had no idea I needed a ricer and now I use the OXO ricer every day! Now I know why you were so excited!

    1. FarmgirlGourmet Author says:

      The ricer is NECESSARY in the kitchen, IMO. Glad you are getting so much use out of it. I am digging this OXO one for sure.

  12. You know what’s funny? I saw the picture of all the tools and the first thing I thought was, “Her house is only 66 degrees??” My wife would kill me if I let ours get that cold. Your potatoes look amazing and I love the addition of sour cream! I think I’ll do that and also throw in some roasted garlic. Have a great Thanksgiving!

    1. FarmgirlGourmet Author says:

      LOL Matt. We are testing out a new “heating plan” that includes taking the house down to 65 during the day (I have been buying sweaters which are cheaper than energy). So far it’s working out and we are seeing good results on the bill. 🙂 Roasted garlic in those taters would be awesome. Both kids proclaimed them the best mashed potatoes ever. They also said that about my butternut squash mac and cheese until they found out it was butternut squash, so I hope they’re not blowing sunshine. 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving week to you too!!

      Heather

  13. lovely recipe,yummy butter
    thanks for giving

  14. Alexis @ Hummusapien says:

    Found these via twitter….they look so creamy and decadent! I bet the addition of sour cream is just fantastic 🙂

    1. FarmgirlGourmet Author says:

      Sour cream definitely kicks up regular mashed potatoes. The potato ricer helps make them silky as well. Thanks for popping by!! Happy Thanksgiving week to you!! 🙂

  15. Carrian@ohsweetbasil says:

    Creamy, buttery, I am with Rachel, the butter just makes it even better! Yum!

    1. FarmgirlGourmet Author says:

      Thanks Carrian. Butter makes the world go round, for sure. 🙂 Happy almost Thanksgiving to you!

  16. diabeticFoodie says:

    Gorgeous photo, Heather! Happy Thanksgiving week!

    1. FarmgirlGourmet Author says:

      Thank you Miss Shelby!! Happy Thanksgiving week back atcha. Hope it’s a fabulous stress free week for you! xo

  17. Rachel Cooks says:

    Love that pool of butter–yum! Have a happy Thanksgiving, Heather!

    1. FarmgirlGourmet Author says:

      I know, right? I wanted to lick it, but I had to serve it to my family for dinner. 🙂 Happy almost Thanksgiving friend. I <3 ya!

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