Homemade Mashed Potatoes are a popular favorite since they are delightfully rich, creamy, flavorful, and quick to make. Such a simple side dish that is great for the holidays or whenever you want something hearty to serve.

– 4 pounds potatoes, Yukon gold or Russet – 3-5 cloves garlic or 1 tablespoon minced – 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter – 1/2 cup milk – 1/2 cup sour cream – salt to taste – pepper to taste


Add cloves of garlic or minced garlic.

Step 2

Peel and cut potatoes into 1 inch pieces. Place into a pot of cold, salted water.

Step 1

Add potatoes back to the pot and simmer, covered, about 10 minutes. This will allow potatoes to steam and dry any water leftover in the pot. Add stick of butter.

Step 4

Bring to a boil, uncovered, about 15 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender. Drain well.

Step 3

Heat milk in microwave or in a small saucepan on the stovetop. Slowly add to potatoes.

Step 6

Begin mashing the potatoes and butter.

Step 5

Mash to desired consistency. Serve hot and enjoy!

Step 8

Add room temperature sour cream, salt and pepper.

Step 7

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