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Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes

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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.

Serving bowl filled with cream sour cream and chive mashed potatoes topped with extra melted butter and bits of fresh green chive.

These tasty mashed potatoes are loaded with sour cream and chive goodness. They are easy to make and go perfectly with almost any entree.

Mashed potatoes have to be one of the most perfect comfort food side dishes. At Thanksgiving, the mashed potatoes and gravy take up most of the real estate on my plate.

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.

Plate of sour cream and chive mashed potatoes, slices of ham and peas.

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.

Pan of mashed potatoes with butter, sour cream and fresh chives on top ready to be mixed in.

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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If you love a good creamy cheesy potato casserole, you have to try this recipe’s twist. It is a small change, but it makes them next level good.

Loaded potato salad is bursting with flavor. It has bacon, ranch and cheddar cheese mixed into the dressing making it extra delicious.

Pork chops and cheesy potato casserole with a crunchy topping is an absolutely delicious family friendly meal.  All you need is a vegetable and dinner is done!

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Yield: 6 Servings

Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes

Serving bowl filled with cream sour cream and chive mashed potatoes topped with extra melted butter and bits of fresh green chive.

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.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2.5 lb. potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh chopped chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste

Instructions

  1. Get butter and sour cream out of refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature.
  2. Peel potatoes and chop into uniform large chunks.
  3. Place in a large saucepan of 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.
  4. Drain and return to the pan. Mash potatoes.
  5. Stir in butter, sour cream, chives, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Taste and adjust seasoning to your liking.
  6. Serve topped with additional butter and chives if desired.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 286Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 149mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 6g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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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.

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Dakota Miller

Saturday 13th of November 2021

Hi, Carlee! Adding sour cream to mashed potatoes definitely gives it another level of richness and creaminess. I have always stuck with the plain one but your recipe convinced me to tweak it a bit. Now that I made it, I will never go back to the old one! Thanks for this!

Carlee

Saturday 13th of November 2021

Yay!! I am so glad you liked it!

Ellen

Friday 12th of November 2021

Sour cream just makes mashed potatoes all the more delicious!

Carlee

Friday 12th of November 2021

For sure!

Sandy Rees

Wednesday 10th of November 2021

I bet these are really good!!

Carlee

Wednesday 10th of November 2021

They are so tasty!

Andrea Nine

Wednesday 10th of November 2021

I love putting sour cream in mashed potatoes! Such a nice addition with the chopped chives! This is the perfect Thanksgiving side dish!

Carlee

Wednesday 10th of November 2021

The sour cream makes the potatoes extra good and the chives add that extra layer of flavor. These are a big hit at our house. Thanks, Andrea!

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