Creamy mashed potatoes

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15 min


8 to 10 servings

* PLUS Cooking time: 20 minutes


  • 2 kg potatoes , about 8 potatoes
  • 3 tbsp butter , at room temperature
  • 1 cup light or regular sour cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pinch black pepper


  • Peel potatoes and cut in half. Place in a large saucepan and cover with water. Cover saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and boil gently, partially covered, until potatoes are very tender, about 20 to 30 minutes. Drain potatoes and mash, preferably with a potato masher. Beat in butter, 1 cup sour cream, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper. Taste and add additional sour cream and seasonings, if needed. Pile into a heated serving dish. If necessary, cover and keep warm in a 250 F (130 C) oven.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 172,
  • Protein
  • 3.9 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.1 g,
  • Fat
  • 4.8 g,

Light sour cream adds lots of flavor to these creamy mashed potatoes.