This is a version of Mashed Potatoes that my husband actually likes. You can use any type of potatoes and change the amounts of butter, sour cream, and milk to your taste. I like it with russets myself.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add potatoes, and cook until tender, about 15 minutes.

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  • Drain potatoes, and transfer to a bowl. Add butter, and mash with a potato masher or electric mixer until potatoes are starting to become smooth. Add milk and sour cream, and mix to your desired texture. Careful not to over mix the potatoes once they are creamy. Season with garlic, basil, salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

203 calories; protein 2.9g; carbohydrates 20.8g; fat 12.5g; cholesterol 32.7mg; sodium 142.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2011
With 1/2 cup of butter anything is good! This was a delicious recipe- for those of you not following the recipe ( skim milk, low fat sour cream etc) you should not be rating THIS recipe, you have changed it and it seems unfair to the person who posted. Just sayin.... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/04/2009
Maybe it's my fault for using skim milk fat-free sour cream & low-fat butter substitute but this tasted too "light" to me like it had no substance or "oomph". Read More
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121 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 79
  • 4 star values: 35
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2011
With 1/2 cup of butter anything is good! This was a delicious recipe- for those of you not following the recipe ( skim milk, low fat sour cream etc) you should not be rating THIS recipe, you have changed it and it seems unfair to the person who posted. Just sayin.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2010
I freaked out when I saw this recipe because I didn't know how much 2 lb of potatoes was. I used a kitchen scale, and 2 lb of potatoes is approximately 8 medium-sized potatoes. This recipe is very delicious and creamy. Definitely reccomended! Update: I usually do not have garlic in the house so I often add garlic powder or garlic salt and taste test to see how much is necessary Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/04/2006
This is a great recipe! The only thing I would change is the garlic... I found that adding the fresh chopped garlic was a bit strong and next time I think I'll saute it in olive oil for a minute or two just to take the edge off. Very good recipe though. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/27/2004
We really enjoyed these! Creamy texture rather than the fluffiness I usually associate with mashed potatoes. I love potatoe skin though and it's so nutritious! I have also tried baking the potatoes for an hour and then mashing them. Also turns out well! Thumbs up! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/02/2006
Used Yukon Gold potatoes and put some peeled garlic (to taste) into the water the potatoes were boilng in...Mashed it all together and added the rest of the ingredients...Sprinkled a little parmesean cheese and paprika on top just before serving...Can also sprinkle on some finely chopped scallions for a little extra flavor and color Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/03/2009
Maybe it's my fault for using skim milk fat-free sour cream & low-fat butter substitute but this tasted too "light" to me like it had no substance or "oomph". Read More
(17)
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Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2007
I loved these ptoatoes. Skins are great for you and I think red or yukon potatoes would be best. I boiled 4 whole garlic cloves with the potatoes. I used maine potatoes and they were good. I added more sour cream and omitted basil. I just felt like it had no place in the potatoes I served with Texas ranch chicken from this site. Yummy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/03/2007
These potatoes were AWESOME! I made them exactly like the recipe and they came out awesome. I won't ever peel a potato again! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2008
I really liked these. I'm not a huge fan of garlic so instead of adding directly to the potatoes i used 1 tsp crushed garlic right in the water when i boiled the potatoes. Gives a little hint of garlic but not overpowering. Read More
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