Hood Sour Cream Infused Smashed Potatoes


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When I think of comfort food, I immediately see visions of mashed potatoes. Glorious, delicious mashed potatoes! And one of my all-time favorites recipes for cooked spuds is Sour Cream Infused Smashed Potatoes. My brand of choice? Hood Sour Cream, of course! It’s a household favorite.

I know people are very passionate about how they want their mashed potatoes served. There are those who love the soft, smooth, and creamy kind and those who prefer their potatoes hearty and full textured. Me? I like them full flavored, skin-on, and with Hood Sour Cream and garlic! You can use any type of potatoes and change the amounts of butter, sour cream, and milk to your taste. I like it with russets myself. The garlic adds a savory taste, but feel free to get creative! Some people love to blend in a bit of salsa or sauteed onions! YUM!


Do you often prepare “comfort foods” for your family? What are some of your family favorites? Share in the comments below!

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Sour Cream Infused Smashed Potatoes

Serves 4-6
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 45 minutes
Meal type

Side Dish


  • 3 Pounds potatoes (cubed)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup Hood Sour Cream
  • 2 Teaspoons garlic (chopped)
  • 2 Teaspoons dried basil
  • salt and pepper to taste


Step 1
Clean and rinse potatoes under cold water. Pat dry.
Step 2
Cut the unpeeled potatoes into 1-inch cubes.
Step 3
Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add potatoes, and cook until tender, about 15 minutes.
Step 4
Heat the milk and butter in a small saucepan, making sure it doesn’t boil. Set aside until the potatoes are ready.
Step 5
Drain potatoes, and transfer to a bowl.
Step 6
Slowly whisk in hot milk/butter mixture to make the potatoes somewhat creamy.
Step 7
Add sour cream, and mix to your desired texture. Be careful not to over mix the potatoes.
Step 8
Season with garlic, basil, salt, and pepper.

Posted on by Crystal in Gram's Recipe Tin

6 Responses to Hood Sour Cream Infused Smashed Potatoes

  1. Joyce Galloway Parker

    OMGosh! I could just dive head first into a bowl of those! I like to roast the garlic in a little olive oil first, then add it in, but that photo looks so good that I may even cook tonight. 😉

    • Crystal

      Your way sounds delicious! I’m craving more right now! 🙂

  2. Michelle

    I put sour cream in my mashed potatoes too! Hood, of course!
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  3. ChristyMilby

    I also love mine with sour cream, garlic plus, whole milk and black pepper.
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