Adding garlic and sour cream to your mashed potatoes recipe makes them amazing – it’s the only way we eat mashed potatoes anymore!
Garlic and sour cream mashed potatoes are our family’s favorite mashed potatoes ever. I can’t remember the last time I made “regular” mashed potatoes. Who knew adding garlic and a bit of sour cream could make such a difference?
I made the mashed potatoes in these photos with regular peeled russets, which creates the classic all-white potatoes. Another option is to make them with yukon gold or red potatoes and leave the peels on, mashing them just a little less which results in what I call “smashed potatoes.”
No matter what type of potato you use, or if there are peels included or not, these are so good. Maybe too good? I only actually make them every few months so we’re not tempted to eat too much – moderation in everything, right?
Especially dangerously good garlic and sour cream mashed potatoes!
Serving Ideas for Garlic & Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes
We don’t always just eat these on their own. One of my favorite ways to serve them is as a base for this incredible French Beef Stew or yummy Slow Cooker Italian Style Pot Roast. And if you happen to have any leftovers (doubtful…) they also make the best topping for Chicken-Tomato Shepherd’s Pies.