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Ultimate Whipped (Mashed) Potatoes

To add flair to these classic mashed potatoes, try one of our four flavour variations.

  • Yields: 4 to 6 servings
  • Preparation: 26 minutes



  1. Cut potatoes into equal-sized chunks. Place potatoes in large pot or Dutch oven; cover with cold water and 2 ½ tsp (12 mL) salt. Bring water to boil; cook potatoes for 12 to 15 minutes or until fork-tender.
  2. Drain potatoes and return to pot; cook over medium heat for up to 1 minute or until pan is dry; remove from heat. Meanwhile, stir sour cream with melted butter, and remaining salt and pepper.
  3. Mash potatoes by hand until smooth. Add sour cream mixture. Beat with electric mixer on high until combined and fluffy. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
Flavour Variations
  • Gourmet Goat Cheese: Stir 2 tbsp (30 mL) herbed goat cheese in with sour cream mixture; serve with roast chicken or pork.
  • Pesto Pizzazz: Stir 1 tbsp (15 mL) sundried tomato pesto in with sour cream mixture; serve with veal or chicken scaloppini, or veal chops.
  • Horseradish Herb Mash: Stir 1 tbsp (15 mL) each horseradish and parsley in with sour cream; serve with roast beef or steak.
  • Pepper Pepper Mash: Stir 1 tbsp (15 mL) each black pepper and chilli powder or chipotle powder into sour cream; serve with barbecued ribs or fried chicken.
  • Fluffy and buttery mashed potatoes are the perfect accompaniment to almost any entrée, fromweekend classics such as roast beef and chicken, to weeknight staples like pork chops and meatloaf.
  • Don’t be afraid to add some personality to your side dishes. Stirring in any number of flavourful add-inscan elevate basic potatoes to a gourmet side dish.
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