Oh-So-Good Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.


18 servings

Updated: Jul. 25, 2023
Yukon Golds are ideal when making mashed potatoes because of their buttery flavor and low moisture content. These taters easily absorb the warm milk or melted butter you add to your smooth spuds. —Brittany Linzmeier, De Pere, Wisconsin
Oh-So-Good Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 8 large Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and quartered (about 6 pounds)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Additional 2% milk, optional
  • Chopped fresh parsley


  1. Place potatoes and salt in a stockpot; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until potatoes are tender, 20-25 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, heat milk, butter, garlic salt and pepper over medium heat until butter is melted.
  2. Drain potatoes, then shake over low heat for 1-2 minutes to dry. Mash potatoes with a potato masher or beat with a mixer; gradually add milk mixture. Stir in sour cream. If desired, stir in additional milk. Sprinkle with parsley.

Best Creamy Mashed Potatoes Tips

Can you make these creamy mashed potatoes ahead of time?

Yes, then reheat them in the oven at 350°F for 20 minutes until heated through. Stir in extra milk or butter, 1 Tbsp. at a time, if needed. Master the make-ahead with super convenient meals.

What else can you add to the Best Creamy Mashed Potatoes?

Make them a restaurant-worthy indulgence by using half-and-half cream instead of milk. Or, add tang and richness by using 1 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream plus 1-1/2 cups milk. Top them off with bacon, shredded cheddar cheese and green onion.

What other sides can you serve with mashed potatoes?

Add something fresh to serve with your starch: Stir up a?salad, or roast?asparagus, green beans or bacon Brussels sprouts.?

Elizabeth Harris, Taste of Home contributing writer

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 204 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 237mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.