Fluffy Mashed potatoes with sour cream just screams “comfort food” and brings back memories of warm family gatherings. And it seems like everybody has their own version. There are so many different varieties! It can get overwhelming! But no worries, this easy recipe will become your best fluffy and creamy mash recipe. Perfect to make any day!
Add the peeled and quartered potatoes to a large pot. Fill the pot up with just enough cold water to cover the potatoes. Set the stove to medium high heat. Cook until the potatoes are soft enough to pierce easily with a fork. Drain.
Place the potatoes back into the pot and cover the potatoes for about 5 mins. Heat up the milk until it's hot.
Pour the hot milk (see notes), softened butter and sour cream into the pot and mash until you get your desired consistency. If the mash is too thick, add a bit more milk. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with pats of butter.
Adding cold milk straight from the refrigerator cools down your potatoes and may reduce the creaminess of your final product!
The colder liquid also doesn’t get absorbed into the potatoes as fully as warm milk does.
Some herbs that go great with sour cream mashed potatoes are garlic (a classic!), chives, basil, rosemary, thyme, and parsley. Other additions you could explore are bacon, shallots, or Parmesan.
FREEZER AND REHEAT TIPS
Freezer bags - Put 2 cups of sour cream mashed potatoes into each freezer bag, flatten it with your hands then squeeze out any extra air, zip up the bag, and then store in your freezer.
FYI, The flattening step is important to ensure even freezing.
Reheat - You can use your stovetop, microwave, oven, or even slow cooker to reheat the mashed potatoes.
Stovetop - Place the mashed potatoes over low heat in a covered pan, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are fully thawed. To keep them creamy, add milk if needed.
Microwave - Put your potatoes on a microwave-safe dish and cover. Heat on 50% power until the potatoes are fully thawed.
Oven, place the potatoes in an oven-safe dish, heat at 350º F for 20-30 minutes until heated through. Stir occasionally to ensure even heating.
Slow cooker, heat the potatoes on low for until heated through.