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Super creamy and easy mashed potatoes
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Super Easy Mashed Potatoes

Super Easy Mashed Potatoes that are rich, fluffy, buttery, and the perfect addition to your dinner table. Plus, I use a trick to get tons of flavor, and still get the fluffy deliciousness rather than potato paste.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes
Servings: 4
Calories: 318kcal
Author: Rachael


  • 1 1/2 lbs Russet potatoes peeled and quartered
  • 2 Tbs butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 pound red potatoes washed and quartered
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chives


  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Add both Russet potatoes and red potatoes to the pot and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes; drain.
  • In a small saucepan heat butter and milk over low heat until butter is melted.
  • Pour over potatoes, then using a potato masher or potato Ricer, slowly blend milk mixture into potatoes until smooth and creamy. You will have lumps because the red potatoes don't mash the same way the Russet potatoes will. To avoid any gluey consistency, you can cook and mix separately, but it does make more dishes.
  • Stir sour cream and half the chives
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with additional chives.
  • Enjoy!


Add any additions you like, such as onions and mushrooms, or other veggies.


Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 1088mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Vitamin C: 16.3mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 1.9mg