Easy Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Easy Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

How To Make Easy Creamy Mashed Potatoes

These mashed potatoes are easy and lusciously creamy. They’re flavored with parmesan, butter, garlic, and generous portions of sour cream.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 2lbspotatoes,Russet, Yukon Gold, Dutch Creams, Creme Gold, Creme Royale
  • 1tspsalt
  • ½cuphot milk,or more
  • cupunsalted butter,softened, close to room temp is best
  • 8clovesfresh garlic,finely chopped
  • ¼cupsour cream,reduced fat
  • ¼cupparmesan cheese,fresh shredded, optional
  • salt and pepper,to taste
  • 1tbspparsley,freshly chopped, optional to garnish


  1. Peel and cut potatoes into quarters lengthwise. Remove any spots, lumps or knots.

  2. Place potatoes in a large pot (6-quart) and cover with cold, salted water by an inch. Bring to a boil, reduce heat down to medium-low and allow to simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes or until fork-tender.

  3. When potatoes are just about done (nearly fork-tender), heat 1 tablespoon of the butter in a small pan over medium-high heat. Sauté garlic for about 1 minute or until fragrant. Set aside and keep warm.

  4. Drain cooked potatoes, add in the remaining butter, cooked garlic, hot milk and sour cream.

  5. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher until smooth, adding a little extra milk if needed.

  6. Add in the parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


  • Calories: 404.65kcal
  • Fat: 21.84g
  • Saturated Fat: 13.54g
  • Trans Fat: 0.62g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.67g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.93g
  • Carbohydrates: 44.45g
  • Fiber: 5.38g
  • Sugar: 3.88g
  • Protein: 9.83g
  • Cholesterol: 57.52mg
  • Sodium: 715.68mg
  • Calcium: 208.69mg
  • Potassium: 1070.16mg
  • Iron: 2.14mg
  • Vitamin A: 192.21µg
  • Vitamin C: 47.94mg
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