Welcome to day three of four days of potato recipes. Today we’re making mashed potatoes – the traditional holiday potato.
- 5 pounds russet potatoes
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 stick butter, softened
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 2 teaspoons pepper or white pepper
- 4 cloves fresh garlic cloves, minced
Do you like your potatoes creamy or lumpy? In my happy place, mashed potatoes are creamy. And they have no calories. And they hold overflowing amounts of gravy. And the gravy has no calories.
Clean potatoes, cut into about 6 pieces each (so that pieces are all similar size) and boil. Cook until a fork or knife poked into potatoes slides out very, very easily. Make sure they are done to reduce the risk of lumpy potatoes. When done, drain potatoes.
Using a potato masher, mash potatoes until there are no lumps.
Potatoes are ready for their big finish.
Place sour cream, cream cheese, heavy cream, butter, salt, and white (or black) pepper into a separate bowl and whisk until well-combined. Optional: Add garlic.
Stir cream mixture into potatoes.
Top with a slice of butter and serve. Hot, creamy and calorie-free. Honest. If you like, you can top with homemade, calorie-free gravy.