Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes with Paprika

Looking to spice up your potatoes this Thanksgiving?  Try this easy mashed potato recipe!

Serves 12


  • 5 pounds Yellow potatoes, peeled, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 garlic clove, finely grated
  • 2 cups whole-milk cottage cheese
  • 2 cups sour cream, divided
  • 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced, divided
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Hot smoked Spanish paprika (for serving)


  • Cook potatoes in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender, 20–25 minutes. Drain and return potatoes to still-hot pot. Add garlic, cottage cheese, 1½ cups sour cream, and all but ¼ cup scallions. Season generously with salt and pepper and mash with a potato masher until ingredients are incorporated but mixture is still coarse.
  • Dollop remaining sour cream over potatoes; top with remaining scallions and several generous pinches of paprika.


Nutritional Content

Calories (kcal) 280 Fat (g) 8 Saturated Fat (g) 6 Cholesterol (mg) 30 Carbohydrates (g) 41 Dietary Fiber (g) 4 Total Sugars (g) 5 Protein (g) 9 Sodium (mg) 160

Recipe By: Bon Appetit

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