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Simple Sour Cream and Chive New Potatoes

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A perfectly simple way to serve small, tender, new potatoes. This recipe for sour cream and chive new potatoes may be simple, but the flavor is delicious.

Bowl of new potatoes coated in sour cream and chives in front of pot.

This easy side dish is really simple but oh so tasty. It goes with almost any entrée and only takes 4 ingredients to make.

My brother came home with a 50 pound bag of seed potatoes early in the spring. He has been planting giant gardens out at my parents’ property for a couple of years and now that my parents’ can have a large garden at their homestead, he has extra room to spread out.

Last year he was almost exclusively a pepper farmer. He picked out quite a few varieties and started them from seed in his basement.

Potatoes, butter, sour cream and chives ready to be made into a tasty side dish.

He kept a few in pots in his backyard and the rest went to “the farm.”  He visited them every week, got them on a little irrigation system and harvested way more peppers that he could ever dream of eating.

He pickled some peppers, made at least 3 different varieties of hot sauce and gave them away by the bucketfuls. This year he vowed to scale back.

Which he did, on peppers at least. But he made up for it in zucchini, pattypan squash, onions and 50 pounds of seed potatoes!

little dude between tons of freshly harvested onions and potatoes.

To be fair, he did share some with my parents. But he still got plenty of his own!

Just look at the potatoes and onions he harvested last weekend. All of this to say I can’t wait to have some fresh delicious potatoes!

My mom made a recipe like this a couple of years ago and we all thought they were great. So when I had a bag of small, tender golden potatoes I couldn’t wait to recreate them.

I searched online for a while and couldn’t find what I was looking for. She couldn’t remember exactly either, so we put our heads together and came up with these.

If it’s not exactly what she did back then, it’s pretty darn close!

small bowl of little sour cream coated potatoes.

It might not result in the prettiest side dish to photograph, but I can assure you that your family won’t mind. Unless of course they think every meal needs to be Instagram worthy.

Besides, they are simple to make and delicious and that is what really matters.

This definitely works best with smaller potatoes that have a nice tender skin. Just boil them until they’re tender and dress them up. That’s it!

Slice of prime rib, smothered green beans and sour cream and chive coated new potatoes on plate ready to eat.

You don’t need anything more than a pot and a spoon to make it happen! Now, if only I could get my hands on some of those potatoes…

More great potato recipes:

For a mashed potato twist on this flavor combination, try making sour cream and chive mashed potatoes. They are creamy, flavorful and oh so tasty.

Cheddar bacon ranch potato salad has all of the good stuff like cheese, bacon and ranch!  It’s like a loaded baked potato in picnic salad form.

Close up of sour cream and chive potatoes on plate with green beans and beef.

German potato salad served warm with plenty of bacon and a zingy vinaigrette is the perfect side dish to so many meals. It is simple to make too!

Cheesy potatoes with bacon is another simple recipe that is a huge hit every time we make them.

You can check out my collection of potato recipes for more inspiration. What are your favorite ways to make potatoes?

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Bowl of new potatoes coated in sour cream and chives in front of pot.

Boiled Potatoes with Sour Cream and Chives

Servings: 8 Servings
Author: Carlee
A perfectly simple way to serve small, tender, new potatoes. The recipe may be simple, but the flavor of these sour cream and chive new potatoes is delicious.
4.86 from 14 ratings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 2 pounds new potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • cup sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoons chives chopped
  • salt and pepper


  • Clean your potatoes and place them in a large pot of cold water.
    2 pounds new potatoes
  • Bring to a boil and continue to boil until the potatoes are tender. This will depend on the size of the spuds, but about 10-15 minutes.
  • Drain water and toss potatoes with butter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
    2 Tablespoons butter
  • Dress potatoes with sour cream and chives, tossing to coat. They are best served immediately, but will hold for a little while in the warm pot with the lid on.
    ⅓ cup sour cream, 2 Tablespoons chives



Serving: 1ServingCalories: 150kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 74mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2g

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Wednesday 26th of July 2017

Potatoes are one thing we don't have in the garden, but I have to try this so farmers market here I come!


Wednesday 26th of July 2017

We don't either, but luckily my brother overdoes and gifts ;-) The really tender skins just melt in with the butter and sour cream.


Monday 17th of July 2017

These sound yummy! Xoxo


Tuesday 18th of July 2017

They are really simple, but so good! Thank you so much!


Thursday 13th of July 2017

They sound delish Carlee :) And I love how simple they are to put together :)


Friday 14th of July 2017

Thank you, Deepika! Sometimes it's nice to have something simple where a few yummy ingredients really shine!


Wednesday 12th of July 2017

Having been raised in Idaho, (we even had a 2 week potato "vacation" from school, so we could work to harvest potatoes). It wasn't much of a vacation, but it was a good chance to earn some money. Anyway, I thought that I had eaten potatoes every way that there was, but this is a new spin. I'll have to try it. I love the pictures of the harvest and am actually a bit jealous. Thank you for sharing the recipe.


Thursday 13th of July 2017

Wow! A two week potato harvest "vacation." Our schools basically shut down on the first day of deer season each year, but that's about it! I would imagine you've had a lot of potatoes in almost every way. I am glad that I could share one more.


Wednesday 12th of July 2017

Hi Carlee, this year I have planted a small vegetable patch and I'm having mixed results. So far my peppers are not doing so well, or rather one day I get excited as there is a healthy looking pepper and the next it's not looking so good. I think I am guilty of over watering to compensate for the crazy heat we are having at the moment.

I do envy you all those nice home grown potatoes! One of our neighbours stopped and gave us a big bag of his, fresh from the field and they are so nice. I still have some left so I can try your recipe... Although my chives aren't looking too good in this heat either!



Thursday 13th of July 2017

Our little garden is actually doing great this year. I'll have to snap a few pictures and share them. I think it has a lot to do with the fact we have a little dude who loves to play with the hose and he knows watering the garden is a good excuse ;-) My parents and brother keep much larger gardens than us, but they are nice enough to share (most of the time!) So we are lucky to have a lot of fresh produce between us.