The Ultimate Mashed Potato Recipe Your family's new favourite mashed potatoes recipe

Everyone's favourite mashed potatoes recipe becomes the dinner table hero with a few little tricks. The secret to a light and fluffy mash potato is choosing a ‘floury’ rather than waxy potato. A touch of sour cream takes this rich and creamy mashed potato to next-level goodness.

30 mins serves 6


1.5kg Agria potatoes, peeled and cut into 5cm pieces

125ml Anchor Blue milk

50g Anchor Original butter

4 Tbsp Anchor Sour Cream

Sea salt & pepper

Chopped chives (optional)


  1. Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Add the potatoes and boil for about 15 mins or until tender. 
  2. Transfer to a colander and drain well, then return to the pan and set over a very low heat for 2 mins to dry completely.
  3. Heat the milk and butter in a small pan, then pour over the potatoes. Remove from the heat, then mash potatoes using a potato masher. 
  4. Add the sour cream and beat with a wooden spoon until smooth and creamy. 
  5. Season with pepper and a good pinch of salt and top with chives if you wish.

Serving Suggestions
Enjoy your ultimate mashed potatoes with hearty sausages, fried onions and lashings of gravy.