Another Thanksgiving recipe for you today!
I couldn’t leave you hanging this year – this is the first mashed potatoes recipe that I have posted on the blog. What have I been thinking? I’m sure you’re wanting to make (or eat) a starchy side dish part of your menu…am I right?
We typically make cheesy potatoes in our house. Like the kind with the frozen hash browns, heavy cream, and cheddar cheese. Oh Iowa, how I miss you. My mom makes those every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. Hooooowever. We talked about tackling scalloped potatoes for T-Day so we shall see what happens. I heard Ina Garten has a mean recipe…
Or we could just make these incredibly simple and delicious mashed potatoes!
With BUTTER. I didn’t do anything too fancy to these guys other than adding typical ingredients like sour cream, butter, garlic, and some green onions (chives will do, too). However, I did top them off with some melted butter which takes anything, but especially mashed potatoes, to the next level.
Simplicity around Thanksgiving is probably a good thing. You’re typically feeding a million people, have to cook a Turkey which you might only do once a year so it ends up being a time sucker, so simple side dishes like this corn casserole, these green beans, and this recipe for mashed potatoes are very appealing yet incredibly delicious!
Not to mention that mashed potatoes suck up flavor from anything so if you’re making gravy (obvi) or cranberries (0bvi), these mashed potatoes will be the perfect pile of buttery goodness to go along with them.
Pile on the butta.
- 4 russet potatoes, peeled and cut in half
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ⅓ cup sour cream
- ⅓ cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon green onions, chopped (chives would work too)
- Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with water. Place the pot over high-heat and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn heat to medium and let the potatoes gently boil for about 20-25 minutes or until they easily fall apart when poked with a fork. Drain potatoes.
- Add the drained potatoes to a bowl. Either using stand-alone mixer fitted with a whisk attachment or a hand-held mixer, whisk the potatoes for 1 minute. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix again until smooth and creamy. You may need to add more cream depending on how smooth you like your potatoes.