Wonderful Mashed Potatoes

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I really do use The Sisters’ Cafe as my cookbook these days. So when I was making dinner the other night, I jumped on to look up the recipe for my favorite mashed potatoes. I was in shock that it wasn’t on here! I guess some of the basic, every day recipes don’t always make it on because they just aren’t glamorous enough. :) I had to get down my trusty homemade cookbook Melanie made me when I got married, which I still use almost as often as the blog. And this time? I made sure to take a picture of these delicious potatoes so I could share them with all of you. My husband and I love these with gravy, but I have to say that 75% of the time I don’t get to the gravy and we eat them plain or with a little butter. They really are that good!

Wonderful Mashed Potatoes
Submitted by Mindy ~www.thesisterscafe.com~

Printable Recipe

3 lbs. potatoes, peeled and quartered
1/4 lb. butter
1/2-1 c. milk
1/2 c. sour cream
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground pepper*

Cook the potatoes in a large pot of boiling salted water for 15-20 minutes until very tender. Meanwhile heat the butter and milk in small sauce pan (or in microwave). Drain potatoes. While still hot, place the potatoes in a big bowl. Slowly add the milk and butter mixture, sour cream, salt, and pepper. Mix until the potatoes are mashed but not completely smooth.

*You can omit pepper and use 1/2 tsp. of dill weed for a change


  1. Melanie Anne says

    Mmmm I agree these are the best! It is all that sour cream and butter that makes them special! I seriously don't even miss the gravy with these! Yum!

  2. Brittany says

    I absolutely love mashed potatoes! And this recipe is a really yummy one too. thanks for posting it sis!

  3. Erin @ The Sisters Cafe says

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE these mashed potatoes. they are so delicious. Definitely worthy of a second and third (and fourth and fifth…) helping! YUM!

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