Mashed Potatoes Without Milk

mashed potatoes without milk in a white dish topped with pats of butter.

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Mashed Potatoes Without Milk are easy, simple, and so creamy. They're made with just 4 main ingredients and are ready in under 30 minutes. These creamy mashed potatoes make a great weeknight or holiday side dish everyone will enjoy.


Units Scale
  • 1 pound Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 1 pound Russet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon + 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt (divided)
  • 3 Tablespoons room temperature butter
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Peel your potatoes and chop them into 1 inch cubes
  2. In a large pot add 1 tablespoon of salt, the chopped potatoes, and enough water to cover everything by 1 inch
  3. Bring to a boil over high heat and boil for 15 minutes until fork tender
  4. Turn the heat off and drain the potatoes then return them to the pot
  5. Add in the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt, butter, sour cream, and ground black pepper, and mash until smooth
  6. Serve with fresh chopped chives if desired and enjoy


  • Use two types of potatoes if you can
  • Boil in salted water to impart more flavor
  • Butter and sour cream should be room temperature before adding them
  • Season to taste
  • Mashed potatoes will start to seize if left out, so they should be one of the last dishes you make
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days

Keywords: no milk mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes with butter, milk free mashed potatoes