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What feast is complete without a hearty side of mashed potatoes? These are flavored with sour cream and scallions to elevate them without getting overly fancy or complicated. We like to use red potatoes and leave the skin on to add some color and create a more rustic texture. Start by boiling the potatoes until tender, then mashing with sour cream, milk, and butter until you get just the right consistency. Sprinkle with chopped scallions for a little oniony bite. With the red-skinned potatoes and the green of the scallions, this dish is appropriately festive for your holiday—or everyday!—celebration.


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Recipe Summary

15 mins
40 mins
Serves 8


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Place the potatoes in a large pot and add enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil and add 2 teaspoons salt. Reduce heat and simmer until very tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot.

  • Add the butter, sour cream, ¾ cup of the milk, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper to the potatoes and mash until smooth (adding more milk if necessary). Serve topped with additional butter and pepper.


You can cook this dish up to a day ahead and reheat in the microwave.

Nutrition Facts

275 calories; fat 13g; saturated fat 8g; cholesterol 40mg; sodium 388mg; protein 6g; carbohydrates 32g; sugars 2g; fiber 2g; iron 1mg; calcium 44mg.