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Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes have the right blend of fluffy, creamy, and slightly buttery flavor. It is so smooth with no lumps and simply delicious when perfectly seasoned.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 425 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 4 pounds potatoes Russet or Yukon Gold
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup hot milk
  • 1/2 cup hot cream or more
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped green onions


  1. Peel the potatoes, remove any spots, lumps and cut them into quarters. Add to a large pot (6-quarand cover with cold water by one inch and add 1 teaspoon of salt.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and allow to simmer until fork-tender, for about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Drain cooked potatoes by removing the water from the pot. Add in the hot milk, hot cream, butter, onion powder, and sour cream.
  4. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher until smooth, adding a little extra milk or cream if needed. Careful NOT to overbeat, as they will become gluey.
  5. In the end, stir in the garlic and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve hot, garnish​ with green onions and butter.

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Nutrition Facts
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (6 g)
Calories 425 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 16g100%
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 583mg25%
Potassium 1331mg38%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 860IU17%
Vitamin C 35mg42%
Calcium 158mg16%
Iron 10mg56%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.