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Red Skin Mashed Potatoes

These red mashed potatoes with skin are the perfect, rustic Red Skin Mashed Potatoes you have been waiting for! They're delicious and full of earthy, amazing flavors.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: red mashed potatoes with skin, red skin mashed potatoes, red skin mashed potatoes recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Author: Rachel


  • 3 lbs red skin potatoes with skin on, washed and quartered
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 Tbsp. butter, salted
  • 3-4 green onions, chopped with the green tops and the white bottoms separated
  • 1/2 - 1 Tbsp. table salt
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh chives. chopped small
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • Water for boiling
  • Additional salt and pepper to taste
  • Additional thyme, chives and the green onion tops for garnishing.


  • Boil water in a large pot on the stove and then add the potatoes.
  • When you can easily stick a fork through the potatoes, they're done. Drain them and add them directly back to the pot that was used to cook them.
  • Add in the milk, sour cream and butter. Then begin to mash with a potato masher.
  • Use a large spoon to scrape the sides as needed.
  • Continue to mash until the consistency is nice and smooth.
  • Add in thyme, chives, salt and the bottoms of the green onions.
  • Give it a taste test and then flavor with additional salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with additional thyme leaves, and green onion tops as a garnish. Add butter as desired.