Traditional Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

Thanksgiving is a very traditional holiday. Many families, including ours, enjoy the same dishes over and over throughout the years. The menu with turkey, stuffing, potatoes, green bean casserole, rolls and dessert is enjoyed by most.

Fluffy Mashed Potatoes are one of those traditional dishes that are a must for Thanksgiving Dinner. Made with sour cream, heavy cream and butter, who can resist?

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Now of course, Thanksgiving is not the only time I serve my family these Mashed Potatoes. They are a must along side Creamy Chicken and Noodles, and are perfect with Buttermilk Fried Chicken too!

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My Mom used to make the best Mashed Potatoes, although I don’t remember her adding sour cream, she definitely used lots of butter and milk or heavy cream. Oh and she tried to make plenty to have some potatoes leftover to make Fried Potato Patties.

Traditional Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

Traditional Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

Who can resist mashed potatoes like your Grandma makes? Recipe on


  • 6-8 large white potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks about 1/2 inch in size
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, salted
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • Extra butter to serve on top, optional


  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and add enough water to cover well
  2. Boil until tender (about 15 minutes)
  3. Drain and place in large bowl, mash with potato masher until large chunks are broken down
  4. In a microwavable bowl or cup, add cream, butter and sour cream
  5. Heat for about 1 minute
  6. Beat potatoes with an electric mixer, gradually adding cream mixture until smooth and desired consistency
  7. Add additional butter if desired
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  1. Please pass a huge bowl of those to me! I love mashed potatoes and these look perfect!!
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  2. Can you use russet potatoes in this recipe? If so, is there any modifications to the recipe? Thanks.

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