Whipped Mashed Potatoes

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Whipped Mashed Potatoes are a fluffy, buttery creation that will make you forget all other potato dishes ever existed. Get ready to say goodbye to boring old mashed potatoes forever!

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More About Whipped Mashed Potatoes

Whipped Mashed Potatoes is a heavenly creation takes your ordinary spuds to a whole new level of deliciousness. With its light and fluffy texture, these potatoes practically melt in your mouth. Whether you’re serving them as a holiday staple or indulging in some comfort food on a rainy day, these whipped mashed potatoes are sure to steal the show and leave everyone begging for seconds.

Why This Homestyle Mashed Potatoes Recipe is a Keeper

Discover why this homestyle mashed potatoes recipe is a true kitchen keeper. With its 30-minute preparation time, simple ingredients, and kid-friendly appeal, it’s a beloved family favorite.

  • 30 Minute Meal: These mashed potatoes can be whipped up in just 30 minutes, making them perfect for busy weeknights.
  • Easy Ingredients: This recipe keeps it simple with everyday ingredients. No need for a long grocery list or complicated items.
  • Family Friendly: These mashed potatoes are so creamy and delicious; even the pickiest eaters won’t be able to resist.

If you’re looking for more potato inspired recipes, try these  Roasted Smashed Potatoes, Praline Sweet Potato Crunch Casserole and Air Fryer Hasselback Potatoes.

Why are my whipped potatoes runny?

Creamy and fluffy side in a white bowl topped with fresh herbs.

Mashed potatoes can become runny if you overboil them, use waxy potatoes, add too much liquid, or fail to drain them properly. To fix runny mashed potatoes, try draining excess liquid, adding more potatoes, or using a thickening agent like instant potato flakes.

Prevention is key: cook your potatoes until just tender, use starchy potatoes like Russets, and add liquid gradually. Avoid over-mixing and ensure your ingredients are at room temperature to achieve perfectly creamy mashed potatoes.

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Ingredient Notes for Creamy Mashed Potatoes Side Dish

Potatoes, butter, sour cream and half and half.
  • Potatoes: This recipe uses Russet potatoes for their fluffy texture, but you can experiment with other types if you prefer a different consistency for making the best mashed potatoes recipe ever.
  • Butter: Make the recipe for mashed potatoes wouldn’t be the same without a generous serving of butter. It adds richness and flavor to the dish.
  • Sour Cream: Sour cream provides a tangy creaminess that elevates the recipe to a whole new level.
  • Half and Half: Half and half is the secret to achieving that perfect balance between creaminess and lightness to the hot potatoes.
  • All Purpose Blend: All purpose seasoning blend is what makes these mashed potatoes truly unique. It’s your ticket to flavor perfection. Better than salt and pepper.

See the recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.

Variations and Substitutions for Fluffy Mashed Potatoes

Explore exciting variations to take your whipped mashed potatoes with sour cream to the next level.

  • More Flavor: For an extra flavor boost, consider adding chicken broth or vegetable broth. or heavy whipping cream.
  • Fresh Herbs: Fresh herbs such as thyme, rosemary, or garlic cloves are also great additions to enhance the taste.
  • Greek Yogurt: If you’re looking for a lighter option, you can replace sour cream with Greek yogurt to lower the calorie content while maintaining a creamy texture. Heavy cream will also work for making these potatoes.
  • Mixer: If you do not have a rice you can use a stand mixer or hand mixer to whip the potatoes.

How to Make Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream

These are the basic steps for making Whipped and Fluffy Potatoes with Sour Cream. Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions.

Cookie the potatoes, ricing the potatoes and seasoning the potatoes.

STEP 1: Peel your Potatoes

First, start by peeling and cutting the Russet potatoes into small pieces.

STEP 2: Cook the Potatoes

Then place the potato pieces in a large pot filled with cold water, adding salt. Next, bring to a boil and cook for about 15 minutes or until fork tender.

STEP 3: Drain and Mash the Potatoes

Then drain the potatoes and use a potato ricer to mash them into a large bowl. The ricer will ensure a smooth, lump-free texture.

STEP 4: Combine Rest Ingredients With Potatoes

Stir in the butter, half and half, sour cream, and all purpose seasoning. Then adjust the amount of half and half to achieve your desired consistency. Finally, taste and season with more of the seasoning blend if needed.

Recipe FAQs/ Type of Potatoes to Use to Make this Recipe

Mashed potatoes can be kept warm by placing them in an ovenproof dish and covering with foil, or you can use a slow cooker on the warm setting. This keeps them perfectly hot and ready to serve. Reheat the leftovers in the microwave and serve with your favorite gravy.

While this recipe uses Russet potatoes for their fluffy texture, use Yukon Gold potatoes, red potatoes and sweet potatoes are also popular choices for this simple recipe. Each variety provides a slightly different flavor and texture, so feel free to experiment to find your favorite to make mashed potatoes.

Creamy mashed potatoes with gravy on top.

Expert Tips for Making Southern Mashed Potatoes

Unlock the secrets to perfect mashed potatoes with these expert tips. From enhancing flavor to exploring creative cheese options, our tips will elevate your southern mashed potatoes to a whole new level. A perfect thanksgiving recipe.

  • French Onion Dip: Serve these cooked potatoes with a side of French onion dip for an extra flavor punch. The combination is a match made in culinary heaven.
  • Cheese: If you’re a cheese lover, consider melting some cheddar, Parmesan, or Gruyere, even cream cheese into your fluffy whipped potatoes recipe for an indulgent twist.
  • Non Dairy Options: There are non-dairy alternatives available, such as vegan butter and almond milk. Experiment to find the perfect dairy-free version of this classic dish.
  • Instant Pot: You can also cook your potatoes in the instant pot or crock pot to make this easy creamy mashed potatoes recipe. You can peel potatoes and cook the potatoes ahead of time and store in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to serve.
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Whipped Mashed Potatoes

Yield: 8 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Whipped Mashed Potatoes are a fluffy, buttery creation that will make you forget all other potato dishes ever existed. Get ready to say goodbye to boring old mashed potatoes forever!
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  • 3 pounds Russet potatoes, peeled and cut into small pieces
  • Water
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ cup Butter
  • ¼ cup Sour cream
  • cup Half and half
  • 1 teaspoon All Purpose Seasoning


  • Put potatoes into a large pot filled with cold water.
  • Add enough water to cover the potatoes.
  • Add salt.
  • Cover and bring to a boil; boil potatoes for about 15 minutes or until cooked through. You can tell if they’re done by sticking a fork into one of the pieces. If it comes out easily, the potatoes are done.
  • Drain the potatoes and mash the potatoes into a large bowl using a potato ricer.
  • Stir in butter, half and half, sour cream and House Seasoning Blend. You can add more half and half to reach your desired consistency.
  • Taste for seasoning and add more House Seasoning if desired.

Expert Tips

  • Potato Type: Potatoes with more starch will turn into lighter, fluffier mashed potatoes.  The really soak up the ingredients and turn into the creamiest mashed potatoes.
  • More Flavor: Feel free to add chicken broth or vegetable broth for more flavor.
  • Variation tip: Fresh herbs such as thyme, rosemary or garlic cloves add tons of great flavor for garlic mashed potatoes.
  • Alternate ingredient: Replace the sour cream with greek yogurt to lower the calories.
  • Top: Top with crispy bacon, sundried tomatoes, green onions, cheese, chives or sauteed onions.
  • No Ricer: Use a hand mixer or potato masher.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 359mg | Potassium: 754mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 306IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American

9 thoughts on “Whipped Mashed Potatoes”

  1. 5 stars
    You’re right, these are the best mashed potatoes. Thank you for a wonderful recipe and the tips. Everyone loved them them when I served them for Thanksgiving.

  2. I’ve not used a potato ricer before! ๐Ÿ™‚ Does it take long to make mashed potatoes that way vs. using a hand mixer to beat them? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Also, would you mind adding a link back to Kitchen Tip Tuesdays? Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Hi Tammy — I’ve found that it takes about the same time to use the ricer vs hand mixer. The benefit is that you will NEVER have a lump in your potatoes if you use the ricer. They turn out extremely creamy and smooth. I’ve used the ricer to make potatoes for 20+ people and it was any more cumbersome than try to do the job with a hand mixer.

      I hope this helps!

      Thanks for reading!

  3. i like that idea! i usually use my stand mixer…add sauteed butter and onions, a little salt, fat free cream, and fresh mozzarella. they never need gravy!

  4. I have never tried a potato ricer, I use a potato masher for “smashed potatoes” and sometimes use a hand mixer when I add milk to make them smoother!


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