What is your way to improve mashed potatoes? Ours is with this sour cream recipe. A classic that will give extra flavor to your mashed potatoes Thanksgiving recipe. You’ll be amazed!

Tastier sour cream: Thanksgiving recipe

Thanksgiving preparations are underway, and a bit of sour cream goes perfectly with your classic mashed potatoes. This ingredient is highly versatile because it adds that acidic yet creamy touch we love.

So if you were wondering how can I make my mashed potatoes tastier, keep reading for the ultimate sour cream recipe.

Sour cream recipe

Ingredients (12 servings)

  • 1 cup Italica Olive Oil
  • 5 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 pinch of ground black pepper


To make the sour cream that will make our mashed potatoes even tastier, simply place all the ingredients (olive oil, vinegar,  heavy cream, salt, mustard, sugar, parsley, garlic, and black pepper) in a medium-sized bowl and whisk or use a hand-blender until completely blended. 

Next, allow to cool in the refrigerator for at least six hours. Once it is chilled, serve and enjoy!

*Chef’s tips*

If the flavor is too strong for you, it can be easily corrected by adding more heavy cream to balance the vinegar and mustard.

If it is thicker than what you would like, add ¼ cup of milk and whisk until an even consistency is reached.

The sauce can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to one week. Please note that sour cream should not be frozen because it does not thaw well.

Sour cream for mashed potatoes recipe

How can I make my mashed potatoes tastier? Do you add cream to mashed potatoes? The answer is YES! We recommend adding sour cream to make the best and tastiest mashed potato recipes for Thanksgiving.

You’ll be surprised to know that adding sour cream is not the only thing that will revolutionize your classic mashed potatoes. Remember this tip: add some ground nuts before mashing the cooked potatoes. After transferring the mashed potatoes to a platter, sprinkle some nuts on top and drizzle a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. You’ll love it!

You don’t like nuts? No problem! Here’s another innovative alternative that will transform classic mashed potatoes: top with some au gratin cheese. To learn how to easily make the best mashed potato recipes for Thanksgiving by adding cheese, check out this recipe!

Sour cream’s versatility for dipping

There’s no sense in only using these sour cream tips for special occasions instead of all the time! Create your new favorite sauce for dipping. Make nachos au gratin, top with a dollop of sour cream, and set some aside for dipping. Or prepare a crudité platter with carrots, celery, red and green peppers and radishes, and serve some sour cream in the middle. Whatever you decide, you’ll love it!

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