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homemade mashed potatoes

homemade mashed potatoes

This homemade mashed potatoes recipe is the best easy mashed potato recipe you are going to find! Smooth potatoes bursting with flavor that make the perfect side dish!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 264kcal
Author Lauren


  • 5 pounds yukon gold potatoes
  • 2 16 ounces containers of sour cream
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 white onion
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper


  • How to Make The Best Mashed Potatoes Recipe
  • Boil the potatoes in a large stock pot until they are soft. Once they are done, drain in the sink with a colander and let sit for 5 minutes.
  • While the potatoes are boiling dice your onion and cut the butter into small chunks and set aside.
  • Return the potatoes to the stock pot and mash with a potato masher. Mash to the desired consistency.
  • Once at the consistency wanted add both containers sour cream, diced onion, butter, salt and pepper. Use a large spoon to mix everything together until blended and smooth. If you need to make them smoother you can use the potato masher to mash them some more.


Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 508mg | Potassium: 858mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 501IU | Vitamin C: 23mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 6mg