The BEST Mashed Potatoes recipe you’ll ever make, these homemade mashed potatoes are rich, buttery, creamy, and easy to make. They’re the perfect side dish for holidays and weeknight dinners!
Use a vegetable peeler to peel the skin from the potatoes. Or, leave the skin on for a chunkier, more rustic texture.
Place the potatoes in a large pot, and submerge them in cold water. Add a generous pinch of salt.
Then, bring the liquid to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium, and allow the potatoes to simmer until they’re fork-tender.
In a separate saucepan, heat the whole milk and butter over low heat until the butter is completely melted. Stir occasionally to combine.
Drain the potatoes in a colander, and return them to the pot. Then, mash the potatoes and garlic together.
Add the warm milk mixture, stirring to combine and continuing to mash. Stir in the sour cream until smooth.
Adjust the seasonings to taste, and add your garnishes of choice before serving