Creamy Mashed Potatoes

And just like that Thanksgiving is here! Is it just me or does it feel like summer just started? Time has been going by so fast lately, its like Monday then it’s Friday with the blink of an eye. Life has been pretty busy and hectic around our house lately so this year I’m making our Thanksgiving meal as efficient as possible.

I normally spend 3 days cooking and prepping everything, but this year I really have one evening and the morning of to get it all done. I normally make a yummy cheesy mashed potato casserole, but “ain’t nobody got time for that” this year.

Our menu is simple this year: Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, glazed carrots, cranberry sauce, rolls and pumpkin pie. Maybe some taco dip if time permits. I know to most people they would say isn’t that everything? Well if you know me I do way to many things on holidays which usually turns into total burnout and I need three days off to recover. Not this year. I’m hoping it will still be as magical and I won’t be nearly as frazzled!

What are your plans for thanksgiving? Are you cooking up a feast or taking it easy? We have a very small gathering as our family is scattered around the world. Sometimes I sure do miss having a huge gathering where everyone brings one thing and its nice and easy for everyone. My parent are retiring near us soon, so I’ll be sure to make my mom make a few things in the future! πŸ™‚ Sorry mom!

Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Thyme

Make these super easy mashed potatoes for your next holiday meal. Butter and sour cream combined with the already creamy yukon gold potatoes makes the ultimate mashed potato!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Mashed Potato
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 8


  • 5 pounds Yukon gold potatoes
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • Salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 Sticks Butter 12 tablespoons salted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 tsp Fresh thyme
  • 3/4 cup Sour Cream


  1. In a large pot of cold water, bring the potatoes to a boil. Salt the water and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 20 to 30 minutes.

  2. Drain the potatoes, return the potatoes to the pot. Add garlic, salt, milk, butter, thyme and sour cream and combine with hand mixer until smooth.

  3. Serve the potatoes warm, topped with thyme, chives, sour cream and/or butter.

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