Suzy's Mashed Red Potatoes
These are the best I've had! Red potato skins are full of flavor!
These are the best I've had! Red potato skins are full of flavor!
Been making potatoes like this for some time, but slight variation. I first chop a couple cloves of garlic and finely chop onion. Brown in butter or margarine, add to potatoes. Also instead of sour cream, use yogurt. Garnish w/ parsley flakes.Read More
Kids love it! Quick and easy to make. Peels are nutritious. Very important to boil the water before you add the potatos or it will be too mushy.
I dont agree with BTRACY02. I love when people add additions to the reviews, It gives me other ideas. THANK YOU!! These mashed potatoes were great!!
Been making potatoes like this for some time, but slight variation. I first chop a couple cloves of garlic and finely chop onion. Brown in butter or margarine, add to potatoes. Also instead of sour cream, use yogurt. Garnish w/ parsley flakes.
I changed things just a touch to make them lower in carbs so that I could enjoy them with my family. I steamed one pound of red potatoes and one half head of cauliflower together with a couple cloves of garlic. Very good with the Cola Pot Roast also listed on this site. Very, very good.
Wonderful! It's so nice not to have to peel the potatos. It was a big hit with my family! This is also good when you put the finished product in a casserole dish, sprinkle some cheddar cheese on top, and bake until it's bubbly.
Absolutely delicious! Didn't change a thing. No need to add garlic unless you want Garlic Red Mashed Potatoes.
I thought this recipe looked a little blah to me, so I kicked it up a notch. I sauted some green onion and garlic like others had said, and I also added some rosemary. The rosemary gave it such a wonderful aroma and flavor! I made this to go along with Cranberry Pork Roast (also on this website). The gravy from the roast over the potatoes was fabulous! What a wonderful meal for the beginning of fall!
I love this recipe. Thanks for posting it. I made this for the first time the other day, together with beef stroganoff (also my first time making it),with steamed brocolli. I had a lil trouble as I added (too much) milk that it was too runny. I added a half cup of mozarella cheese (the only cheese I had that time) and mixed it with the mashed potatoes and microwaved it, and it was still great. I gave this 5 stars because it was definitely my fault for adding the milk anyway,haha. My husband loved it too! We're both happy. Thanks again!
Great potatoes! I sauteed a clove of garlic with my butter to make them garlic mashed. Delicious!
This was the first time I have made really good mashed potatoes! I heated the milk and melted the butter before adding to potatoes so mashing would be easier. Also, I sauteed some green onions and garlic and added to potatoes while mashing. I spooned sauce from chicken marsala (also from this website) on the potatoes and it was TO DIE FOR!
This is keeper. It's quick,simple and hearty. I've gotten away from making mashed potatoes because it's so time consuming to peel potatoes. I love that I can come home and prepare this quickly and my family loves it. Thanks for posting.
These were wonderful and very easy to make. Instead of putting the cooked potatoes in a separate bowl, I always use a large pot strainer and drain all the water out of the pan that I cooked them in. I set it back on the burner that I was cooking on (turned off) and it keeps the potatoes warm and heats the added ingrediants. Thanks for a great recipe.
great recipe & easy as 123. I like the texture of the finished product. one secret is to boil potatoes in a pot of hot water, drain water and leave the potatoes in the same pot, put back on the burner turn on med for 30 seconds and turn off, you will see all kinds of steam evaporate from them as you stir them around for a minute, this will get out any excessive water left in the potatoes, red or Idaho potatoes, I do this for all mashed potatoes.
Excellent! May be the best side of mash yet.
This is how I always make my mashed potatoes amd it's always great. I love reading other's changes when they make a review, in fact I usually will incorporate one or two of them, if it sounds good to me. It's one of the joys of cooking!
Loved these! I added some green onions on top for garnish and they got inhaled! So good!
I cut the recipe down to 4 & used regular size red potatoes. I peeled half of them & left half the skins on (for the kids' sake). I also added a little garlic powder & my 11 year old son went back for thirds! VERY TASTY! Thanks B.T.!
I was looking for a new side dish and decided to try these. Being single, I halved the recipe to cut down on left overs I probably wouldn't eat. At first I really didn't notice a big difference in the flavor (vs my standard mashers) but then all of a sudden that sour cream, butter, and milk just hit me and before I knew it I almost finished half the bowl! Somehow I put the rest in the fridge clutching the bowl and saying "my preeeecious" in an unfamiliar voice! Lol! Thank you for a wonderful recipe and I will make this again!
made as is ... very easy and good!
Really delicious! I'm giving it 4 stars because I ended up using 3 lbs of potatoes and that was perfect. I think 2 pounds, as the recipe states, would have come out too wet.
We try to eat relatively well so often I make mashed cauliflower instead of potatoes because we enjoy it almost as much. When my husband requested ribs for Super Bowl Sunday, however, I decided to “go big or stay home” as he always says and look for a recipe for some killer mashed potatoes. These fit the bill! Although I kept the other 3 Tablespoon handy in case I needed to add them at the end, I only needed 5 Tablespoons of butter. I warmed the butter with lowfat milk and crushed garlic, stirring in some light sour cream to warm at the end. If you can find Daisy brand light sour cream in your area, I highly recommend it. It is fresh and flavorful and difficult to tell that it is not full fat. I know that warming the liquid ingredients may sound like that dreaded extra step, but it makes a huge difference in the texture of mashed potatoes. Even with my lower fat changes these potatoes tasted decadent and delicious and will grace my table over and over again.
These were very good but I did, as others suggested, add crushed garlic. In opposition to the last reviewer it is often by "tweaking" recipes that we help them go from good to great. I appreciate ALL feedback on recipes I post or meals I serve & as it only serves to improve it. It is through constructive criticism that we DO improve! Kudos to the critics!
Yum! Made this last night for my family and they were amazing! I loved that I didn't have to peel them! I added crushed garlic and chicken broth to the water when boiling. I also heated the milk, sour cream and butter in a saucepan before adding.. And some extra crushed garlic, salt and parsley flakes.. They were sooooo delicious!! I did a 5 pound bag of the red potatoes :) definitely my new mashed potato recipe!!! Paired them with steaks my hubby grilled up on the BBQ and green salad!
Great easy basic potato recipe, followed the recipe exactly. Pretty sure I will be making these again.
I have been making this recipe for several years,and we love it. The only thing I do different is I peel the potatoes, because my husband does not like potato peels. (When I bake a potato, I eat the peel, he does not) I have made this using red potatoes, russet potatoes, and Yukon Gold. they all taste wonderful. it is the sour cream that makes the difference.
Quick, easy, and delicious!! In this day and age we all want and need recipes that don't have you spending 1/2 a day in the kitchen preparing, yet taste as though you did! Well, this is definitely a winner in my book! The changes I made were: I used 4 pounds of potatoes. I mixed 2 pounds of the larger red potatoes with 2 pounds of the smaller petite red potatoes. (It's what I had on hand) I added the quartered potatoes to the water "before" boiling (I guess old habits die hard) and once the boiling started I reduced to medium high heat for exactly 10 minutes and they came out perfect! (Not mushy like some other reviewers stated) The other changes I made were I used Light Sour Cream & Skim Milk and my guests seriously didn't believe me when I told them afterwards! Next time I am going to try some other reviewers variations and add some garlic and maybe even some cheese and will let you all know how that turns out. Thanks Suzy for a wonderful, easy, doesn't break the bank recipe!
WOW what a way to snap up your red potatoes. I took advise from another review and melted the butter and milk, which worked out super, and also sauted onion and a lil garlic and mashed it with the potatoes another wonderful hint. I mashed these with a potatoe masher to give them a lil texture and served this with pork chops~super recipe thanks BT
Of the few meals that I actually cooked last week, this made for a great side to one of them! I served this with "Cola Pot Roast II" (also on this site) and it was an EXCELLENT addition to our dinner table. I used half & half instead of milk and per another reviewer, added some minced garlic and melted the butter for easier mashing and mixing. Great potatoes BT!! Also "pretty" (due to the skins of the reds!!)!
I bought a 5 lb. bag of red potatoes to make mashed potatoes for dinner last night, & I ended up making this recipe last night & tonight as well because they were so delicious! I think the sour cream makes them sooooo creamy and yummy! They may even be better than my mom's mashed potatoes (which I love)...don't tell her I said that! :) Thank you so much for this recipe...I will be using it often!
These had a good taste. I did warm the milk - but I added too much. I didn't quiet use 2 lbs of potatoes thus I didn't need as much milk. So my advice to myself and to you is to add the milk until you get the consistency you are seeking.
I love mashed red potatoes! Solid, easy recipe.
Oh, yum, yum! Like BHERNAN, I also added some green onion and I also added my usual garlic and onion powders. The sour cream really made the difference in this terrific dish. Good job B.T.! O.K. I take back everything I said about everyone being "normal" on this site. Just take a look at the latest review for Cajun Paella! YIKES!!
These were very good. I was looking for a simple old fashioned mashed potatoe recipe to serve at Christmas Eve dinner and these worked out great! :)
Yum! I used half the amount of butter and the potatoes were still delicious!
These were yummy and oh so creamy. I used a bunch of garlic salt in place of regular salt and added a little more sour cream than called for (love sour cream in my taters). Unfortunately, my hubby doesn't like it when I keep the skins on the potatoes, so I had to peel them. I think the texture of the skins would have added something nice, but without the skins, they are extra creamy and delicious. Tip: If you have a stand mixer, dump the cooked potatoes in there and mix in all the ingredients using the paddle attachment. They come out smooth and fluffy, and you don't have to do near as much work!
My family really enjoyed these. I used a 5 pound bag and subbed the milk with soy milk. I used soy sour cream, and added 1/2 cup soy cream cheese. Added some dried parsley flakes and a healthy dose of garlic powder. Will make again.
When I do these potatoes I don't mash until smooth, I like a few lumps in them.....I also add a chopped green onion and some crisp crumbled bacon when mashing
Good flavor, but it was more like potato soup than mashed potatoes. Next time I would put way less milk.
Not my Irish MIL mashed potatoes but still very good.
I thought these potatoes were delicious! My kids loved them. I even doubled them up and used them with another recipe the next night, just needs a little milk and butter to thin back out. I agree and disagree with BTRACY02. I think if you aren't going to follow the recipe exact then don't give it less than 5 stars. If you vary from the original that's fine but how do you know the original wasn't a 5 star to begin with! If you want to create your own masterpiece great but don't pull down some else's recipe rating b/c of this
This recipe has become one everyone asks for. I sometimes saute a little garlic with the butter before adding to potatoes and it makes a great variation on this recipe. Easy to make and there are never leftovers!
friends loved it! shared it with them when i served them dinner after they had a baby.
Very easy and the fam loved these....
These are delicious. I tried these the other night and followed the recipe exactly (which is a rarity for me)....amazing. This will definately go into the regular rotation. Thanks for the post.
Wow! I will not make any other mashed potatoes, ever! This was so simple and quick. I whipped them in my Kitchenaid stand mixer, which made them fluffy and left little chunks of potato. This dish got thumbs up from all - a small miracle to say the least!
This was very bland. I even added extra everything. Just tasted like potatoes with nothing on them. Good base but seems to be missing something...somethings.
Really, really good. I made these for Thanksgiving and my husband told me they were the best mashed potatoes he's ever eaten which is saying a lot because he's very picky. The rest of my guests raved about them, too. I did add a bit to the recipe (as usual); 1 Tbsp of jarred, minced garlic and 1 Tbsp of freeze-dried chives mixed in with another pinch of chives sprinkled on top for garnish.
We loved this! I didn't have sour cream on hand, but I had ranch dip that I made with a Hidden Valley packet and sour cream. I loved the ranch flavoring.
A very good recipe for smashed red potatoes! At the last minute I found to be out of sour cream so I substituted cream cheese. I added a dash of garlic powder and onion powder. Delish!
Really enjoyed these. I included all ingredients as listed, but just eyeballed all the amounts. Will make these again, and often.
This recipe was simple and so easy! I didn't even measure my ingredients. I also used potatoes I had picked up from the farmers market including a purple variety of potatoes along with red potatoes and yukon golds. It was pretty and yummy!
This recipe was great! My boyfriend kept commenting that they were the best mashed potatoes he had ever had! I added a little cream cheese in addition to the sour cream and it was gooooood. It's surprising how much FLAVOR these potatoes had with such simple ingredients. Big hit!
These were decent mashed potatoes, but I was really hoping for a stronger sour cream flavor.
I don't think I can ever eat regular mashed potatoes again. This is a keeper. Only thing I did different was add a bit of fresh parsley at the last few minutes of the potato boil, and a bit of garlic powder. So creamy, every body loved them!
these were delicious and very easy. i used nonfat milk and greek yogurt and it turned out super creamy. i might add garlic next time but it was good without it. thanks for the recipe!
These were a good consistency.
Yummy! Great, classic potatoes. Like someone else said- don't add garlic unless you want garlic redskins, obviously. For just plain ol' good creamy potatoes, this is the best recipe I've ever found. My husband kept sneaking into the fridge to eat cold spoonfuls later that night!
Really easy to prepare. I liked leaving the skin on. It looks appealing in the dish. Everyone liked these.
VERY good; I have made this recipe a lot and have no suggestions because it is great the way it is described!
A delicious mashed potatoes recipe! I wasn't looking for garlic or onion red mashed potatoes - just a simple & traditional red mashed potatoes side dish and this was perfect! It's so flavorful & presents beautifully w/o taking away from the main dish. Thank you SO much for the recipe! I'll be using it again & again! :)
This was a good recipe for mashed potato lovers. The red skins add a little twist as well as a little color. My husband is not a mashed potato lover and he liked it but didn't rave about it. I really liked it, but I generally like mashed potatoes.
Definitely very good, though they didn't wow me. I'll probably play around with this recipe.
These were very bland. I had to add some garlic to give it some kind of flavor. Great starter recipe, but you need to spice it up!
Easy and delicious! I added some garlic to the melting butter, but that was the only change.
These mashed potatoes are the best! I am usually one of those people who tweak recipes after I try them, this is one that I follow exactly. They're great!
Don't you just LOVE not having to peel potatos? This recipe is yummy! Hubby bangs the table for these at least twice a week. For variation,i smash,peel and mince a couple cloves of garlic,then roast them in the oven a few minutes or saute them in a fry pan with a wee bit of extra virgin olive oil. Then simply mash into the potatos! Yum!!
Great recipe! I love mashed red potatoes but the sour cream incorporating into the potatoes makes the dish. The simplest recipes, like this one, are the best. Thanks for posting. :)
These were amazing!! Made them twice this weekend. They were the perfect amount of moistness. The only thing I do is take my hand mixer and get them really fluffy and smooth. So much easier than peeling and chopping other potatoes. Will make these regularly, thank you for sharing!!
These were delicious! I adjusted the amounts a bit and peeled the potatoes.
I bought the wrong size (too big) of red potatoes.. So I actually had to boil them for close to 30-40 mins total. Was delicious, but maybe not flavorful enough? Will keep this recipe and try a variation next time.
Delicious! A nice change from the usual mashed potatoes. And SO easy! The red potatoes give so much more flavor and the skins add a nice look to the dish. Yummy!
I just made these tonight !!! Wonderful....the only thing I did was add 3 cloves of pressed garlic to the cooking water. Be sure and salt the cooking water (I added 2 tsp.). Other than that, I went right by the recipe and they were perfect! A real keeper!
I actually enjoy when people give alternatives that they tried or suggestions for changes to the recipe. No one has to take their advice but i'm glad they're there, they've helped me quite often. I made these mashed potatoes and they were very good!!! I followed the recipe close but also added some crushed garlic like other reviewers. I actually mashed these in my crockpot and then turned it on to keep them warm. My family went back for seconds and thirds!!! My aunt suggested adding some ranch dressing instead of, or in addition to part of the sour cream to make these potatoes more appealing to the younger crowd. Her young sons liked that!!
Wonderful Recipe! Wish some of the other people who rated this recipe & altered it so much would just submit their own recipe instead.
Yum! These potatoes are creamy and tasty. I liked leaving the skins on, for extra nutrition and flavor. (Also, not having to peel the potatoes is an extra bonus!) Thank you for the good recipe.
Really good potatoes. I used Purple Majesty potatoes - the light purple color was a huge hit with the children! Good flavor, I added garlic powder with parsley, the sour cream, skipped the milk. Will make this one again.
I thought these were pretty good. I made 1/2 recipe and used butter with canola oil and reduced fat milk and sour cream. I used the beater to whip them and they were pretty creamy. I got about 3 good sized servings with half the recipe.
Great creamy mashed potatoes! I halved everything in this recipe, otherwise it was followed exactly. Because I do not have a masher, I cut the baby reds into fourths after they were done boiling and threw them together with the other ingredients into my stand mixer. Then, mixed on med-high until fluffy. These do lack a little on flavor, so adding an extra seasoning might be required for those who don't like plain mashers. The only thing I will change next time is cutting back on the butter, just to make them a little bit healthier. Otherwise they were great, thank you!
Absolutely the BEST mashed potatoes EVER :) Great texture, very creamy! The only thing I did differently was use SmartBalance Butter instead of regular butter but other than that, everything else was the same and turned out great! Thanks so much!
This was really good! I used Ranch Dressing instead of Sour Cream and my family really enjoyed it! It's easy to make too. ^.^
Delicious! I made it just as it is, and it was great, Perfect! Thanks for sharing!
Very simple and great tasting! Goes well with the pot roast!
These are really good. I prepared it just as written and everyone ate them up!
Extremely tasty! I added garlic salt and fresh rosemary. I will definitely be making these again!
I thought these were a little bland and runny. I would use more like 2-1/2 lbs. of potatoes. I didn't have any fresh garlic to spice it up a little so I used a little garlic salt instead. It helped some, but not much. Doubt I'll be making these again. Sorry!
Fantastic - my family loved it and it is SO easy to make.
Yummy! I actually did peel the potatoes, though. But it was still delicious! Now I add sour cream to all my mashed potatoes - not just the red ones!
Really good! I may not use regular potatoes again!
Loved this recipe. didn't know the secret ingredient to great mashed potatoes was sour cream. will use this as my base recipe for mashed potatoes from now on.
Delicous, Delicous, Delicous! Loves them! Will be making again and again. Added more butter than it called for and I did add garlic & onion powder.
Yummy! These are great. I thought they were a little bit runny but my fiance thought they were great. I will hold off on some of the milk until after I mix in the sour cream next time.
Very easy to make.
Loved it! So easy and so delicious. Can't believe we used to have instant mashed potatoes! Served with rum-glazed ribs and corn on the cob.
Excellent. I doubled the recipe because my family are big mashed potato eaters. Will use the leftovers in a perogie casserole (lasagna noodles, mashed potatoes, cheddar cheese and onions). Very tasty.
A classic delicious dish! We used the food processor to do thin slices of potatoes instead of cubing them but otherwise followed this recipe to the letter and it turned out wonderfully! I paired this with the Traditional Osso Bucco and it picked up the flavors of that sauce very well.
These were a huge hit at the thanksgiving table! I made a few hours ahead and kept warm in my crockpot set at low (in a liner). I gave it the occassional stir, but this dish held up great and was yummy at dinner time.
Simple, easy and good.
GRRReat, simple, and flavorful recipe!! Everyone loved it! Very easy.