The Perfect Mashed Potatoes

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This is the only recipe you need for creamy spuds! Making homemade mashed potatoes is so easy, it would make no sense for you to reach for instant ones.

Time: 30 Minutes

Servings: 6-8


  • 3 lbs potatoes (unpeeled)
  • Kosher Salt
  • 1 Stick Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter for garnish
  • 1/2 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • Black Pepper


  1. In a large pot, cover potatoes with water and add a generous pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and cook until totally soft; 16 – 18 minutes. Drain and return potatoes to pot.
  2. Use a potato masher to mash potatoes until smooth.
  3. In a small saucepan, melt butter and milk until warm.
  4. Pour over warm milk-butter mixture and stir until completely combined and creamy. Add sour cream and stir until combined.
  5. Season mashed potatoes generously with salt and pepper.
  6. Transfer potatoes to a serving bowl and top with remaining two tablespoons butter. Season with more pepper before serving.

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