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Perfect Creamy Mashed Potatoes. Simple, foolproof, creamy classic mashed potatoes recipe. This is a classic side dish that everyone will love! How to make the BEST Mashed Potatoes. www.modernhoney.com #mashedpotatoes #potatoes #thanksgiving #thanksgivingsidedish

Perfect Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Perfect Creamy Mashed Potatoes. Simple, foolproof, creamy classic mashed potatoes recipe. This is a classic side dish that everyone will love! 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy mashed potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. Yukon Gold Potatoes (peeled and cut into pieces)
  • 1/2 cup Salted Butter
  • 1 1/2 cups Half-n-Half, Whole Milk, or Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream (regular, full-fat)
  • 2 teaspoons Salt (or more to taste)

Instructions

  1. Peel potatoes and cut into large pieces. Place in a large pot and cover with water and sprinkle with 1 Tablespoon of Salt. Bring to a boil. Once the potatoes reach a boil, lower the heat to low and cover. Cook for 25-35 minutes or until the potatoes are fork tender. Drain.

  2. In a small saucepan, heat the butter and half-n-half until butter is melted and warm, about 5 minutes. This can also be done in the microwave in a microwave-safe bowl. If using a microwave, heat for 1 minute or until the butter is melted. 

  3. Put potatoes into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, and mix them for 30 seconds to break up the potatoes.
  4. Slowly add butter and cream mixture, mixing at the lowest speed. Fold in sour cream, and salt. Taste and season more if necessary.

Recipe Notes

**If you need to re-warm these mashed potatoes, add a tad more butter and half-n-half.