RECIPE: Perfect Homemade Mashed Potatoes

This is the only recipe you need for creamy spuds. 

Recipe by Lindsay Funston from
PREP TIME: 25 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes



  • 3 lb. potatoes (about 4 large, combo of russets and Yukon Golds)
  • Kosher Salt
  • 1 stick of butter, plus 2 tablespoons of garnish
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup of sou cream
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a large pot, cover potatoes with water and add a generous pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and cook until totally soft, 16 to 18 minutes. Drain and return potatoes to pot.
  2. Use a potato masher to mash potatoes until smooth.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter and milk until warm.
  4. Pour over warm milk-butter mixture and stir until completely combined and creamy. Add sour cream and stir until combined.
  5. Season mashed potatoes generously with salt and pepper.
  6. Transfer potatoes to a serving bowl and top with remaining two tablespoons butter. Season with more pepper before serving.

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