Super creamy garlic sour cream mashed potatoes are the ultimate holiday side dish. Easy to make and so delicious your guests will beg for the recipe!
2 pounds potatoes, cut into 2 inch pieces (you can peel them but I never do – I love potato skins in my mashed potatoes!)
1/2 cup sour cream (light is okay, regular will yield richer flavor)
1/4 cup half and half or heavy cream
4 teaspoons minced garlic or 2 teaspoons garlic powder
3-4 tablespoons butter
salt and pepper to taste (I use about 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper)
Place potatoes in a large pot and cover potatoes with water. Bring to a boil on the stove, cover and boil until potatoes are very tender and easily pierced with a fork. Drain and transfer potatoes to a large bowl (see note).
Add sour cream, milk ( half and half or heavy cream), garlic, butter, and salt and pepper to bowl. Mash til desired texture is achieved. Serve hot.