Is your craving for comfort food demanding a new rendition on the usual go-to recipes? If mashed potatoes have been a long-time favorite on your comfort food dish list, you’re going to swoon over this chunky mashed potatoes recipe inspired by Budget Bytes.
Instead of the classic russet potato — the usual for mashed potatoes — we’ve swapped in red-skinned potatoes. These less-starchy, all-purpose gems have a heartier texture and will more than satisfy your hankering for tasty spuds.
Also unlike the usual, these chunky mashed potatoes aren’t peeled. You’ll mash them just until they’re chunky — not even close to smooth. The yummy result? Melt-in-your-mouth potatoes embellished with bits of red skin that have more eye appeal than pasty-colored mash. (Let’s face it: Traditional white mashed potatoes aren’t the most beautiful dish on the table.)
Everyday mashed potatoes call for butter, milk, salt, and pepper. Our variation, though, uses butter and sour cream. Yes, butter and sour cream, just like you’d order on a baked potato! The fat in these ingredients lends a rich taste and satisfying mouthfeel. Garlic delivers a hint of pungency, while the green onions impart mild onion flavor and bright slivers of color.
You can adjust this recipe to your tastes and favorite ingredients, and to complement the flavor profile of your meals. Try adding chopped fresh herbs, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chipotle powder, curry paste or goat cheese. The possibilities are endless.