Favorite Mashed Potatoes

The only things that would have made these mashed potatoes better are cheese and bacon. But that will be another post for another day! These are a more classic mashed potato. I made these along side a pork roast and corn for dinner. Because the pork roast was a bit on the heavy side as far as flavor goes with the marinade, I wanted to pair it with something that was a bit more on the neutral side but still had plenty of YUM.


8-10 red potatoes depending on size

4 tablespoons butter

3/4 cup sour cream

1/3 cup of milk


1 medium garlic clove

2-3 tablespoons minced onion

Set pot on stove to begin heating the water to a boil. I add salt here as well.

1. Dirty peel and chop your potatoes. I personally like to have a bit of skin so that when the mashing is done there are flecks of the red. I just think it looks visually appealing.

2. Mince 1 medium garlic clove and onion. I had a tiny baby onion from our garden that was the perfect size for this.

3. Add potatoes, garlic and onion to the water. Boil until the potatoes are soft. 20-30 minutes depending on how big the pieces are.

4. In a bowl or stand mixer dump in your strained potatoes. Add in butter, milk, sour cream, salt and pepper.


5. With the whip attachment, begin whipping on the lowest setting, gradually increasing so as to not splash the milk and make a huge mess.

6. Whip until the desired consistency. If you like your mashed potatoes a bit more on the chunky side, don’t whip them as long. If you want them more on the smooth side, whip away. You may want to add a splash more milk for that desired result as well.


Serve HOT with extra sour cream on the side. This is a quick, simple and very yummy recipe. You may not necessarily be able to taste the sour cream in the potatoes very strongly. Along with taste, the sour cream adds creaminess without having to use as much milk. Variations include adding roasted garlic, more sour cream, cheese, and or bacon to the potatoes. I meant to take a picture of my plate with my pork roast, corn and massive helping of mashed potatoes with sour cream….but I forgot. I can assure you they were very pretty and REALLY yummy though! 🙂