creamy mashed potatoes recipe

creamy mashed potatoes recipe

On any occasion, a table full of dishes seems to be empty if it isn’t combined with creamy mashed potatoes recipe. The creamy mashed potatoes recipe is a devoured dish that sounds wonderful to present when you have loads of side dishes to eat.

Most people believe that this creamy mashed potatoes recipe comes with more taste when it is made in abundance of butter but that is not true. It is all need sour cream to enhance the great taste with mashed potatoes.

When you had a tough day all day long and you want to eat something that is easy to cook but let you forget the tiredness with an amazing taste of mashed potatoes recipe that cooked in almost no time.

creamy mashed potatoes recipe
by Swati M.

creamy mashed potatoes recipe

  • Course Side Dish
  • Cuisine American

What can be more challenging to pair on the other side when you have creamy mashed potatoes recipe on one side? For me, I love to cook this creamy mashed potatoes recipe whenever I got an opportunity to pair with another favorite dish.

You won't believe me but this silky and smooth side dish can really get you into finger licking business. Oh the super easy very flavorful creamy mashed potatoes recipe can be a outstanding if kept among loads of side dishes.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 People


  • 3 Lbs or 1400 gram of russet potatoes
  • 1 sticks of unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp of unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup of heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup of sour cream
  • 1/2 inch of garlic minced
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp of paprika powder
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • Parsley to garnish


  1. Peeled the potatoes and cut them into large size cubes. Use a medium size pot and fill it water then add the potatoes making sure that potatoes are covered with the water. Add water, if requires.

  2. Add a pinch of salt and wait until it nicely boils or fork tender. Usually takes 15 minutes to complete on low flame. Drain the water and wait until the potatoes come down to room temperature. Make sure no potatoes remain with moist.

  3. Heat a pan on low flame and add 1 stick of unsalted butter. Add the minced garlic and stir fry until the rawness smell goes out of it and it is nicely roasted.

  4. Add salt, black pepper, heavy cream, paprika powder and sour cream. Mix it nicely and gently cook until everything mixes well. Turn off the flame. Wait until everything cools down.

  5. Use a hand blender or mixer and add all the ingredients. Blend it so all the ingredients are completely incorporated. Make sure that potatoes become fluffy and smooth. You can beat them separately and then mixes with other ingredients for a better job to be done.

  6. Check for seasoning.

  7. Shift it to a serving plate. Add reserved unsalted butter on top and sprinkle chopped parsley leaves over top nicely.

Recipe Notes

Add more butter if you like the silkiness and flavorful taste with your mashed potatoes. The sour cream and butter combination turn out to be an unbelievable taste.

For a great texture when you serve on special occasion adding more of sour cream gives a velvety texture to this recipe.

If you really want to make a perfect dining with this awesome side dish you have to note a few key notes before you go ahead cooking this creamy mashed potatoes recipe.

A few points are always necessary to know before you directly jump into the kitchen rather than make yourself prepare to judge this heavenly food.

If you choose the best potato like Yukon golds or potatoes like Russet potatoes or even Dutch creams or Creme royale then you are going to have a good first kick.

If you have softened butter to use then go for it because it helps to give silky and creamy flavor. Of course, mashed potatoes would need lots of butter.

If you use hot milk then it will be a perfect fit for this creamy mashed potatoes recipe. If you use an electric beater it will be very great to have the potatoes mashed wonderfully. However, you have to avoid the overbeating the potatoes or it will ruin the taste. Just reach to a smooth silky mashing and you are done there.

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