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Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream

Posted by: ari | well seasoned

Mashed potatoes with sour cream is a classic recipe that can be enjoyed all year long. Use a ricer to achieve that silky smooth, creamy texture, then flavor with sour cream and lots of fresh chives. An easy family favorite you'll make again and again!

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Posted by: ari | well seasoned
sour cream mashed potatoes with melted brown butter and fresh chives in a white bowl
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Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream

Mashed potatoes with sour cream is a classic recipe that can be enjoyed all year long. Use a ricer to achieve that silky smooth, creamy texture, then flavor with sour cream and lots of fresh chives. An easy family favorite you'll make again and again!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy potatoes, foley mill, riced potatoes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 354kcal
Author: ari | well seasoned

Equipment

  • Foley mill or ricer

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs Yukon gold potatoes or Russet potatoes
  • 1 cup heavy cream or whole milk
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic smashed
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup chives thinly sliced plus more for serving
  • 1 ½ tsp Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp freshly cracked black pepper

Instructions

  • Peel potatoes, then cut into ½" cubes. Place potatoes in a large pot, then cover with luke warm water. Bring to a rapid boil then cook until potatoes are very tender, about 10-12 minutes. A knife should easily pierce through the potatoes with no resistance.
    peeled cubed potatoes in a large pot of water
  • While the potatoes cook, add heavy cream (or whole milk), butter, and smashed garlic cloves to a sauce pan. Bring to a simmer and heat for 10 minutes. Discard garlic cloves, then set aside until needed.
    butter and milk and garlic in a sauce pan
  • Drain potatoes, then immediately transfer to a ricer or foley mill fitted with the attachment with the tiniest holes. Place the foley mill over a large bowl, then begin to turn the handle to press the potatoes through. You will have to do this in phases, as not all potatoes will fit at once. The potatoes will fall into the bowl below. Repeat until all potatoes are riced.
    riced potatoes in a glass mixing bowl
  • To the bowl of potatoes, add warmed heavy cream and melted butter, sour cream, chives, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Serve with additional chives on top. Enjoy immediately!
    riced potatoes with sour cream, salt, pepper, and heavy cream in a glass mixing bowl

Notes

  • To reheat on a stovetop: transfer mashed potatoes to a large sauce pan, then add a splash of heavy cream, milk, or chicken stock. Warm over medium-low heat, stirring often, until completely reheated. Add additional liquid as needed to achieve desired consistency.
  • To reheat in a microwave: place potatoes in a microwave safe bowl, then cover tightly with plastic wrap. Use a sharp knife or fork to poke a few holes in the plastic. Reheat on high for 3-4 minutes, stirring as needed, until heated all the way through.
  • To reheat in an oven: transfer potatoes to a casserole dish then spread into an even layer. Reheat in a preheated oven set to 350F until warm throughout, about 20 minutes.
  • To reheat in a crockpot or slow cooker: place potatoes in the bowl of a crockpot or slow cooker, then cover and set heat to 'high.' Check potatoes after 30 minutes, stir, then continue reheating until warm throughout, about 15-20 minutes longer.
  • If you don't have a foley mill, we love it for mashed potatoes and homemade applesauce. Ours was handed down from my husband's grandmother (it is over 50 years old), they last forever!.

Nutrition

Calories: 354kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 773mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 892IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg
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