Sour cream and chive mashed potatoes are a perfect side dish. They are so creamy, flavorful and make a great addition to any dinner menu.
These tasty mashed potatoes are loaded with sour cream and chive goodness. They are easy to make and go perfectly with almost any entree.
These mashed potatoes are so flavorful thanks to the sour cream and chives, they don’t even need gravy. But don’t worry, I won’t judge if you go for it anyway.
We love doing new potatoes with sour cream and chives. There is just something about that simple flavor combination that is so good.
As quickly as those potatoes disappear, I knew we would love the mashed potato version. It’s a similar idea but in a creamier package.
Tips for perfect mashed potatoes
There are several potatoes that can be used for mashed potatoes. There is nothing wrong with using a bag of good old russet potatoes.
Their starchy texture allows them to mash easily and soak up lots of flavor from the dairy. In fact, for a lot of people they are preferred.
Red potatoes make great chunky mashed potatoes. I choose them when I don’t feel like removing the skins and don’t want them all the way smooth.
Yukon gold is another good option for mashed potatoes. They are a bit waxy so don’t absorb as much butter bit they taste great and have a fabulous buttery appearance.
Peel the potatoes and cut into large even chunks. That helps them to cook evenly.
Place pieces directly into a pot of cold salted water. That will help keep them from getting oxidized and discolored.
Bring the water to a boil and cook the potatoes until they are very easily pierced with a fork. The exact time will depend on the size of your pieces.
Drain all of the water from the potatoes and quickly return them to the pan to mash. Then add some butter and your flavorings.
Be sure to taste your potatoes as you go and adjust your seasoning. Potatoes love a healthy amount of salt, so be sure you added enough.
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Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes
- 2½ lb. potatoes
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 8 ounces sour cream
- 3 Tablespoons fresh chopped chives
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt or to taste
- Get butter and sour cream out of refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature.
- Peel potatoes and chop into uniform large chunks.
- Place in a large saucepan of cold salted water. Bring to a boil and cook for 10-15 minutes or until the potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork or knife.
- Drain and return to the pan. Mash potatoes.
- Stir in butter, sour cream, chives, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning to your liking.
- Serve topped with additional butter and chives if desired.