Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream and Chives

I think these potatoes really speak for themselves. There are countless ways to make great mashed potatoes. This is my favorite way though. Lots of fresh chives and sour cream with Yukon gold potatoes is the perfect compliment to just about anything. I leave the peels on the potatoes, but you can peel them if you like. I just used my potato masher, I like them to be a little chunky. You can also use a food mill to bet a finer texture. They are so perfect, they don’t even need gravy!

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Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream and Chives

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4 - 6 Yukon gold potatoes
1 cup sour cream
1/2 - 1 cup milk
small bag or a large bunch of chives, chopped
kosher salt to taste


Wash potatoes. Peel if desired. Cute in quarters and add to a saucepan. Cover potatoes with water, add salt, and bring to a boil. Boil over medium heat until potatoes are very tender.

Drain potatoes and add back to the saucepan. Add sour cream and 1/2 cup milk. Mash potatoes with a potato masher. Add more milk until you get the desired consistency. Add chives, adjust salt and pepper to taste.

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  17 Responses to “Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream and Chives”

  1. David — April 17, 2010 @ 6:39 pm

    Oh my I love mashed potatoes, thanks for sharing!

  2. Drick — April 17, 2010 @ 8:23 pm

    yep, this is a perfect bowl of potatoes – wouldn’t mess with that at all… love everything about it – in fact, I was going to make potato salad for tomorrow nite, but you changed my mind, this will be so good with the ribs I will be smoking tomorrow…..might add a little bacon, tee hee
    .-= Drick´s last blog ..Ancho Chile Rub =-.

  3. Memoria — April 17, 2010 @ 8:29 pm

    Your mashed potatoes look AMAZING and so flavorful!

  4. Mary — April 17, 2010 @ 9:41 pm

    This look and sound decadently delicious. I really like that you’ve used no butter in your dish. These will be a hit with whomever gets to sample them. I hope you’ve had a wonderful day. Blessings…Maryy

  5. Mary — April 17, 2010 @ 9:44 pm

    Angie, just in case my prior post did not go through I wanted you to know how much I liked this recipe and your wonderful photo. I hope you’ve had a great day. Blessings…Mary

  6. 5 Star Foodie — April 17, 2010 @ 10:42 pm

    mashed potatoes with sour cream is always my favorite and chives are a great addition!
    .-= 5 Star Foodie´s last blog ..International Incident Party: Wild Little Plum Pizza Pie =-.

  7. Elaine from Cookware Help — April 18, 2010 @ 3:19 am

    Thanks for this recipe; it was simple and yet it came out great! I added some onion powder in the water when boiling the potatoes. They are so tasty!

    I also think that Yukon Gold’s do make the best mashed potatoes and they are all I ever use. You can make them with no butter or oil at all and nobody notices. I always get asked what I did to make them taste so good. My family also prefer them with the peelings on. Also I have found that I like them mixed with a small can of Cream of chicken condensed soup, some cheddar and with some garlic too.

  8. Brie — April 18, 2010 @ 6:58 am
  9. Angie's Recipes — April 18, 2010 @ 11:07 am

    I must try the recipe to make some mashed potatoes! Look totally irresistible.
    .-= Angie’s Recipes´s last blog ..Cucumber Relish =-.

  10. lululu — April 18, 2010 @ 1:01 pm

    Such a classic! My boy loves mashed potato to death, he can literally only eat it but NOTHING!
    Have not tried to use sour cream for quite some time, thanks for the perfect reminder!
    .-= lululu´s last blog ..Arroz Con Leche (Spanish Rice Pudding)…and a CHIC BABY GIVEWAY! =-.

  11. Karen — April 18, 2010 @ 9:29 pm

    I love making smash potatoes this way. They remind me of sour cream and onion potato chips!

  12. Kristen — April 18, 2010 @ 10:46 pm

    It is 9:45pm and I am now totally craving these potatoes! Wow, those look delicious!
    .-= Kristen´s last blog ..Nostalgia (Recipe: The Altamont Grade School Poor Boy) =-.

  13. Dawn (HealthySDLiving) — April 19, 2010 @ 1:59 pm


  14. Juliana — April 19, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

    Oh! Mashed potato with sour cream…sounds and looks delicious, like the chives in it, not only adds color but flavor as well 🙂

  15. Joanne — April 20, 2010 @ 7:34 am

    I think chives and potatoes are one of the most perfect combinations out there! This looks delicious.

  16. Tickled Red — April 20, 2010 @ 11:17 am

    Oh YUM! You are not helping my addiction to potatoes 🙂

  17. Clair Bloomgren — April 18, 2011 @ 7:22 am

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