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Classic Mashed Potatoes

Creamy, buttery, and irresistible, these mashed potatoes are the ultimate comfort food. Made with just a few simple ingredients, they are the perfect side dish for any occasion.

Tasty Team
92% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Classic Mashed Potatoes

Under 30 minutes


for 6 servings

  • 6 idaho potatoes, peeled (about 4 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 3 sticks unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 oz sour cream (225 g), room temperature

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 314
  • Fat 7g
  • Carbs 56g
  • Fiber 29g
  • Sugar 3g
  • Protein 6g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Thinly slice the potatoes with a mandoline or sharp knife.
  2. Transfer the potatoes to a large pot of cold water, along with the salt. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 10–12 minutes.
  3. Drain the potatoes and press through a potato ricer into a large bowl.
  4. Slowly stir in the sour cream and melted butter. Season with more salt to taste.
  5. Enjoy!
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Classic Mashed Potatoes