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Mashed Potatoes ~ Perfect every time

Servings 6 -8 Servings


  • 6 medium Idaho potatoes washed, peeled and cut into thirds
  • 1/3 C Butter softened
  • 1/4 C Sour Cream more if needed
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Place the butter and sour cream out on a warm counter to get them to room temp before peeling and cutting up the potatoes.
  • Put the cut potatoes in a large pot with cold, lightly salted water. Bring to a boil over med/hi.
  • Turn heat down and simmer until the potatoes are soft.
  • Drain and place the potatoes in a large bowl.
  • Add the butter and mash with a potato masher until the butter is melted.
  • Add the sour cream.
  • Blend with a hand mixer.
  • If needed, add more sour cream to get the desired consistency.
  • Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  • Cover the dish with a lid or foil to keep hot until ready to serve.


Recipe by: Connie Murray @Happybellyfoodie.com