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Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

Real Simple NOVEMBER 2008

  • Yield: Makes 8 servings


  • 4 pounds pounds red potatoes (about 8), halved
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 scallions, chopped


Place the potatoes in a large pot. Add cold water to cover and bring to a boil. Add 2 teaspoons salt, reduce heat, and simmer until tender, 15 to 18 minutes. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot.

Add the sour cream, milk, butter, scallions, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and mash. Transfer to a heatproof bowl, cover, and set over a pot of simmering water to keep warm, up to 1 hour.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 333
  • Calories from fat: 43%
  • Protein: 7g
  • Carbohydrate: 39g
  • Sugars: 5g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated fat: 11g
  • Sodium: 400mg
  • Cholesterol: 54mg

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