Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe with Sour Cream

a bowl of creamy mashed potatoes garnished with chives and a pat of butter

These easy mashed potatoes utilize ingredients like sour cream, cream cheese, and heavy cream to really boost the creamy factor. They’re incredibly easy and so, so delicious!


  • 3 pounds Yukon gold or russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 8 ounces (1 block) cream cheese
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, more to taste
  • fresh chives, for garnish


  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into 2-inch pieces.
  2. Put the cut potatoes into a pot, cover in water, and boil for 15 minutes, until fork-tender.
  3. Drain potatoes, place them in a bowl, and to the bowl, add the sour cream, cream cheese, butter, heavy cream, salt, and pepper. Using either your hand or stand mixer, whip until smooth.
  4. Garnish with fresh chives and serve!

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