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Best Mashed Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.


16-18 servings

It's just not Thanksgiving without mashed potatoes! In this version, our home economists stir in half-and-half, sour cream and chives.


  • 12 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives, optional


  1. Place potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  2. Transfer to a large bowl. Add the cream, sour cream, butter, salt and pepper; beat until light and fluffy. Sprinkle with chives if desired.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 159 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 196mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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