Creamy One-Pot Mashed Potatoes
File this one under your new favorite recipe for easy mashed potatos. Yes, other homemade mashed potatoes have claimed to be creamy, they’ve asserted their classic qualities, and they’ve even pretended to be the best mashed potatoes ever. But, it’s time to meet the real deal and here’s why. First off, you’ll be using Yukon Gold potatoes, not the traditional Russet variety, because Yukon Golds aren’t as starchy, which avoids the classic gummy potato disaster. Then, cooking the potatoes together with half-and-half means that the potatoes absorb the liquid while cooking—resulting in a tender, creamy potato before you even get to mashing. Then, using a potato ricer makes all the difference in transforming the dense spuds into fluffy grains. Fold in butter, salt, and sour cream and the result is a revelation. The result: easy mashed potatoes that are incredibly delicious, too.