Mashed Potatoes

"As a meat and potatoes kind of guy, mashed potatoes is my favorite side dish. I've been making this for years, and it's the main thing I'm asked to make for family gatherings. These mashed potatoes are better than any I've ever found anywhere"
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  • Peel, cut up and boil potatoes until tender.
  • Drain water and put potatoes in a mixing bowl.
  • Add margarine, sour cream and milk.
  • Use an electric mixer and mix until desired consistency.
  • The KEY here is to add salt and pepper to taste.
  • You might add anywhere from a teaspoon to several tablespoons of salt, just depending on how much you like salt.
  • Pepper is the same way, although use it more sparingly.
  • Just remember to add a little at a time, until you get it where you like it.
  • Once that is done, I usually put a couple of pats of margarine on top of the finished potatoes to let it melt.
  • Then sprinkle parsley over it.
  • This will make the best mashed potatoes I've ever found anywhere.

Questions & Replies

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  1. rbrick
    Where did you purchase Blue Bonnet Margarine, I've been searching everywhere?


  1. Tex6516
    So simple, so good. This is a great recipe for rich, delicious mashed potatoes. I've tried it with just a pinch of crushed garlic as well and this recipe tastes perfect.
  2. Leanne
    I made this 2 nights ago and we all loved it. This is the best mashed potatoes I have ever tried,so easy and it's things I always have in the fridge. This is a keeper thanks for a great recipe. I might add a little garlic next time:)
  3. PanNan
    A very good, simple recipe with that little something extra to bring it over the top. I make mashed potatoes similarly, but without the sour cream. The sour cream is the extra secret ingredient that makes the difference. Thanks for sharing.
  4. Madi.Sparling
    soooooooooooooooooooo gggoooooooooooodddddddddddddd
  5. Greeny4444
    We made these for our Thanksgiving dinner, and the mashed potato connoisseurs of the house said it was very good! It is definitely a recipe that I will be using again, thank you!


  1. inouh82cme
    Best you've ever found anywhere? Come On! The better way for GREAT mashed potatoes is [a]: salt the water you're boiling the potatoes in, [b]: don't use milk..use table cream or better yet use whipping cream, [c]:Marjarine?? No way, you have to use real Butter not that artificial chemical marjarine, [d]: electric mixer? why mess up another appliance, just use a good potato masher and lastly taste after mashing then add ..if needed.. salt and pepper.
  2. agentnumber1
    This is my "go to" recipe for mashed potatoes. I use grass-fed butter instead of margarine. If I don't have sour cream, I use yogurt.
  3. Virginia Cherry Blo
    This has been my go to recipe for years now. Guaranteed success every time! I do use unsalted butter in place of the margarine, omit the parsley, and sometimes add more sour cream and milk if I want the mashed potatoes creamier.<br/><br/>My Boiling Method: Start in cold water, bring to a boil (takes about 15 min). Cover and simmer about 30 min. until fork tender. Drain and place back in pan over heat 30 seconds to remove water.
  4. Lucky Clover
    Delicious! I used 4 jumbo russets and ended up adding a little more milk and sour cream to get the right consistency. I also used real butter instead of margarine and added garlic and onion powder. Thanks!
  5. Jodi Todack
    Best mashed potatoes EVER!!! I added 3 peeled whole cloves of garlic to the water with the potatoes and used Land O Lakes margarine instead of Blue Bonnet, but followed the rest exactly and came out with the creamiest potatoes I've ever made and I've tried numerous recipes...something about the ratio of ingredients in this one makes them the absolute BEST! Thanks for a keeper :)



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