Classic Southern Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are the best side dish! The beauty is you can make them taste almost any way that you want! Sometimes I do loaded mashed potatoes and other times I love this basic recipe. Talk about one of the best comfort foods! 

Classic Southern Mashed Potatoes
Total Time
30 mins
Okay, I am going, to be honest, I always made potatoes from the box... Until I met Josh, well, until I met his grandmother. She schooled me in the ways of making great smashed, mashed, and loaded potatoes! This was over 10 years ago and the recipe has evolved since then. **This recipe usually serves 2-4 people**
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: potatoes
  • 1 32oz Carton of Chicken Broth
  • 3 Russet Potatoes Peeled and cubed
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 2-3 tbsp Sour Cream
  • 1 tbsp minced Garlic
  • 1/4 Cup Cheddar Cheese or your favorite
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Pour broth into a medium-sized soup pan. Place peeled and cubed potatoes in the broth. Bring to a boil.
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  2. Reduce heat to a simmer and let cook until potatoes are completely soft.
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  3. Drain potatoes.
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  4. Keep the potatoes in the panΒ (if you use a colander just add them back to the pan) and add butter. Mash potatoes until smooth.
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  5. Add milk, sour cream, and garlic. Mix until incorporated.

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  6. Add cheese!

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  7. Salt and pepper to taste.
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Recipe Notes

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