I saw a commercial where they made mashed potatoes with a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch mix. That sounded good to me. When I lived with a friend in Pasadena, back in the 70s for crying out loud(!) she used to make a great veggie dip. She would mix a packet of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing ( called HVRD by those in the know) with sour cream and mayo. It was delicious! (Hi Sande, thanks for showing me how to cook.)
I knew I liked that, so I figured I would like it in mashed potatoes, too! It is super easy
HVRD Mashed Potatoes
4 huge Russet potatoes, peeled and diced
3/4 cup sour cream
1 packet HVRD mix
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 cup milk, optional
Boil the potatoes until soft, but not falling apart. Drain and place in a large serving bowl.
Place the sour cream and the packet of HVRD on top and commence the mashing. It was not creamy enough for me, so I added a bit more milk and a bit of salt.
Serve all by itself, or with gravy like I did here.
I pretty much like potatoes any way you want to fix them, but this is a nice way to do something different.