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Sour Cream and Ranch Mashed Potatoes in a green bowl

Sour Cream and Ranch Mashed Potatoes

Smooth and creamy homemade Sour Cream and Ranch Mashed Potatoes. The perfect side dish for any meal and one that the entire family is going to love. 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Sour Cream and Ranch Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Author Jennie Duncan


  • 3 pounds russet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk (or more to taste)
  • 1 oz ranch seasoning


  1. Peel and cut potatoes into 1-inch cubes. Place in a large pot and cover with water.

  2. Bring to a boil then place on medium heat until potatoes are tender and fall apart. Drain water and return potatoes back to the pot.

  3. Mash potatoes then add butter, sour cream, milk, and seasoning. continue to mash and mix until smooth and creamy.

Recipe Notes

Tip: Use a hand masher for mashed but lumpy potatoes or an electric hand mixer for creamy potatoes.