Mashed Potatoes

A close up of a bowl of mashed potatoes with melted buter and chives on top

Rustic  mashed potatoes that are a comforting and perfectly seasoned. Enjoy them alone or with your favorite toppings.


  • 4 Russet Potatoes (Peeled)
  • 3 Cloves Garlic (Skin removed)
  • 2 TBS Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Sour Cream

Optional toppings

  • Butter
  • Chives
  • Sour Cream
  • Gravy


  1. Peel the potatoes and removed the skin from the garlic. Cut the potatoes into cubes and place in a  cast iron or stainless steel pot with the garlic cloves. 
  2. Fill the pot with water until the potatoes are fully submerged. Heat over Medium-high heat, allowing the potatoes to come to a boil. Cook until you can easily pierce the potatoes with a fork, then drain out the water (this should take 15-20 minutes).
  3.  Add the butter, salt and sour cream to the potatoes and mash with a hand masher till you get your desired consistency- I like a few potato lumps in my mashed potatoes.
  4. Serve while warm as is or with toppings of your choice.


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I love using a Hand Masher, it's quick to mash and easy to clean- it also works great when making guacamole!

But if the hand masher isn't your jam you have some other options.

A Ricer- This takes a little more time (and more dishes to clean) but works wonderfully for making silky smooth mashed potatoes.

A Hand Mixer- Be careful to not over beat them as they can become gloppy.

Keywords: Gluten free, Holidays, Potato, Sidedish