Nanny’s Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.


12 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
My grandsons rave over these creamy potatoes loaded with Parmesan. That’s all the endorsement I need. Sometimes I use golden or red potatoes, with skins on. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido, California
Nanny's Parmesan Mashed Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 5 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 to 1 cup 2% milk, warmed
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  1. Place potatoes in a 6-qt. stockpot; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain potatoes; return to pot and stir over low heat 1 minute to dry.
  2. Coarsely mash potatoes, gradually adding butter, sour cream, cheese, seasonings and enough milk to reach desired consistency. Stir in parsley.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 264 calories, 15g fat (10g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 456mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.