Food Recipes Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes 3.7 (82) 8 Reviews The quickest way to upgrade basic mashed potatoes is to whip in some sour cream. By Allie Lewis Clapp Allie Lewis Clapp Allie is a New York-based chef and former food editor/media personality. She has worked for more than a decade at brands such as Martha Stewart's Everyday Food, Real Simple, and Bon Appetit. Highlights: * Worked with chefs such as Alain Passard and Bobby Flay * Former Everyday Food co-host on PBS * Nominated for a James Beard award, among others Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on October 17, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Hands On Time: 15 mins Total Time: 40 mins Yield: 8 serves Jump to Nutrition Facts Jump to recipe What feast is complete without a hearty side of mashed potatoes? This easy potato dish is flavored with sour cream and scallions to elevate it without getting overly fancy or complicated. Start by boiling the potatoes until tender, then mash them with sour cream, milk, and butter until you get the right consistency. Sprinkle with chopped scallions for an oniony bite. You can cook this dish up to a day ahead and reheat it in the microwave. Instead of Yukon golds, you can also use red potatoes and leave the skin on to add color and create a more rustic texture. (Red-skinned potatoes and green scallions are ideal if you need an especially festive holiday dish.) Ingredients 3 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces kosher salt and black pepper 6 tablespoons (¾ stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for serving ¾ cup sour cream ¾ cup whole milk Directions 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. Chris Court Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 275 Calories 13g Fat 32g Carbs 6g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 275 % Daily Value * Total Fat 13g 17% Saturated Fat 8g 40% Cholesterol 40mg 13% Sodium 388mg 17% Total Carbohydrate 32g 12% Total Sugars 2g Protein 6g Calcium 44mg 3% Iron 1mg 6% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.