The season for comfort food has begun and today I have a great and simple recipe to share with you that is certain to warm up your dinner table.
Last week I had the pleasure of joining some fabulous bloggers along with chefs Olivia and Alison of AMG Catering for a cooking class featuring HOOD sour cream. After learning some new cooking techniques we were asked to come up with a recipe using HOOD sour cream for the Hood Meal Makeover Series. This one immediately came to mind.
I love a good loaded baked potato, who doesn’t, and that’s what led me to this version of sour cream mashed potatoes. Not totally loaded with all the garnishes but definitely loaded with flavor. It’s a favorite of mine and it graces my dinner menu most of the winter season.
- 4 pounds Yukon gold potatoes
- 1 cup HOOD All Natural sour cream
- 1 cup half & half
- 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 Tablespoons freshly chopped green onions
- Salt and pepper
- Peel and cook: Peel the potatoes, leaving some skin on and cut into quarters. Put into a large pot of salted cold water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook until fork tender, about 20 minutes. Drain well.
- Add creamy richness: In the same pot, add the sour cream, half & half and butter to the potatoes. Mash with a hand held potato masher until creamy or desired smoothness, (I love mine with some lumpy texture). Season with salt & pepper to taste and garnish with chopped green onions.
- Serve immediately.
- You can add crunchy bacon or chives to the mashed potatoes to create the "loaded" mashed potato version.
- Refrigerate any leftovers covered for up to 3 days. To reheat, add more half & half and season with salt & pepper if needed over low heat until desired consistency.
Quite simple to put together, this recipe is hearty, complements most protein dishes and it can stand all on its own without any gravy or sauce. The creaminess and tanginess that the HOOD sour cream adds, you just can’t get from any other ingredient!
I skipped the extra garnishes since I paired it with a fantastic herbed chicken recipe I found at Williams Sonoma, (I’ll post that next time). But don’t wait for it, you can certainly get a head start on the menu by making this delicious sour cream mashed potato now!
Need a little more inspiration? Check out these other fantastic recipes using HOOD sour cream! HOOD is also having a Mealmakeover Sweepstakes. Enter for a chance to win a culinary getaway for two!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and compensation was provided by HOOD. This recipe was created by Rosa Diana for HOOD for #hoodmealmakeover #sourcream series and all opinions are 100% my own.