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Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

Boiled potatoes were transformed into the perfect pot of mashed potatoes with just a little seasoning and lots of sour cream. —Caroline Sperry, Allentown, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    5 servings


  • 2 pounds red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  • Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients; mash until blended.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 229 calories, 8g fat (6g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 508mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

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  • justmbeth
    Jan 25, 2018

    Good mashed potato recipe. I'll sometimes add garlic cloves to the water while the potatoes are cooking for some extra garlic bang.

  • Veronak
    Feb 18, 2014

    First time making mashed potatoes , these turned out to be pretty good. I gave the recipe a four star because I added a green onion and I thought it called for too much garlic powder. Next time I'll use half the amount if garlic powder. Other than that, the mashed potatoes was pretty good.

  • Mammaof5
    Mar 25, 2013

    Easiest recipe and best potatoes. My 5 adult kids and husband loved them.

  • usgenes_caZ7
    Jan 22, 2012

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  • jcrsmom77
    Dec 21, 2011

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  • s_pants
    Sep 26, 2011

    I really liked these, but it had too much garlic (and I like garlic); next time, I might start with 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder and see how that does.

  • VictoriaElaine
    Jun 21, 2010

    I used russet potatoes and omitted the parsley. This is now one of my favorite potato recipes.

  • JennMEC
    Feb 10, 2010

    I made this recipe for my boyfriend who loved it. It was a great way to get rid of sour cream I had around the house. The best part is, I had all the ingredients on hand. I was worried about the taste with out butter or milk but the sour cream really filled the gap for that. As an FYI I used yellow potatoes, and 2 lbs of potatoes is about 4-6 potatoes.

  • lurky27
    Oct 8, 2009

    Tasted delicious and very easy to make.

  • petit_bleuet
    Dec 25, 2007

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