Easy Mashed Potatoes

If you’re in need for super easy mashed potatoes, then I’ve got you covered! With the help of Old Home Foods Chive & Onion Sour Cream Chip Dip & Topper, you can get full flavored mashers in no time. All your seasonings and sour cream in one tasty container. These make for a delicious side dish all year round.

This post is sponsored by Old Home Foods but all opinions are 100% my own.

Grab a bag of russet potatoes (although any variety would work), some milk and butter, and of course some Old Home Foods Chive & Onion Sour Cream Chip Dip & Topper. When I use russet potatoes I wash and peel. If you’re using baby reds, you can leave the skin on if you prefer. I don’t mind a rustic chunky mash with baby reds. If you’re a whipped smooth person, defiantly go the peeled russet route.

You want the potatoes cut into similar sized chunks so that they cook in the same amount of time. Fill the pot with cold water just covering the potatoes, and boil for about 10 minutes. Check the doneness with a fork. When they’re soft and the fork easily goes in, they’re done. Drain and return to pot.

Add in all the goodies and mash until you reach your desired consistency. I use a hand masher and get them pretty smooth. If you’re a strict no lumps person, get out your hand mixer and beat until smooth. Add in more milk or chip dip topper if needed.

Transfer to a serving dish and top with fresh chopped chives.

Extra chip dip and topper? I don’t think you need me to tell you what to do with it…but grab some veggies or pretzels and enjoy! Find where you can get this delicious Old Home Foods Chive & Onion Sour Cream Chip Dip & Topper here. Hope you enjoy these Easy Mashed Potatoes this holiday season AND all year round!

Easy enough for a weeknight meal along side my Easy Mini Meatloaf Muffins.

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Easy Mashed Potatoes

Easy, no fuss, full flavor mashed potatoes for the perfect side dish!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Author Laura Doerr


  • 4-5 lbs russet potatoes
  • 6 oz Old Home Foods Chive and Onion Chip Dip & Topper
  • 1/4+ cup milk
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper
  • Fresh chopped chives for garnish


  1. Wash and peel potatoes. Chop into 2-inch cubes, keeping all the chunks relatively the same size for even cooking. Add to a large stock pot or Dutch oven. Fill with cold water just covering the potatoes.

  2. Bring pot of potatoes to a boil, reduce to med-low to simmer for about 10 minutes, or until potatoes are cooked through and fork tender. Drain water and return potatoes to pot onto stove over low heat.

  3. Add in Old Home Chive & Onion Chip Dip & Topper, milk, and butter. Using a masher, mash potatoes until you reach desired consistency. For perfectly whipped smooth potatoes use a hand mixer. Add additional milk or chip dip topper if needed.

  4. Season generously with salt (potatoes love & need salt). Add in black pepper to taste. Transfer potatoes to serving dish and garnish with fresh chopped chives.

Recipe Notes

Any variety of potato works. Baby reds would be delicious too, and I often leave the skin on with those.

For serving a crowd, plan a 1/2 pound per person. A 5 pound bag of potatoes would feed about 10 people.

See blog post links on where you can find the Old Home Foods Chip Dip & Topper. Adds so much great flavor!

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