Creamy Sour Cream And Chive Mashed Potatoes


What do you think about when you think of mashed potatoes? Home, comfort, deliciousness…YUM!

If you picked all of the above then you’ve come to the right place because this recipe is for mashed potato connoisseurs. These Sour Cream & Chive Mashed Potatoes are creamy, dreamy and perfect with some meaty. 🙂

Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes - The everyday mom life

Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter or just a regular family dinner these mashed potatoes pair well with almost anything. Streak, chicken, pot roast, ribs, pork chops…you name it and this recipe will be the perfect compliment.

I first made these mashed potatoes on a weeknight so it’s doable to make them after work. They only take about 30 minutes total and I didn’t use anything but a handheld masher and wooden spoon to make it happen. No hand mixers required.

Check out the full recipe below and enjoy this tonight with your family or this holiday season with all those you love.

Sour Cream and Chive mashed potatoes - The Everyday Mom Life

Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes - The everyday mom life

Sour Cream & Chive Mashed Potatoes

Servings: 4


  • 5 large red potatoes, washed, peeled and chopped into cubes
  • ¼ cup of milk
  • 2 Tbsp. of butter
  • 2 Tbsp. sour cream
  • 3 Tbsp. of chives, chopped
  • 1/2 Tbsp. of salt
  • 1 tsp. of pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. of chopped green onion

Sour Cream and Chive mashed potatoes - The Everyday Mom Life


1. Add your chopped potatoes to a boiling pot of water. Cook them for about 20 minutes until they’re soft and you can put a fork through them easily.

2. Drain your potatoes and add them to a large bowl. Add your milk, butter and sour cream. Mash with a hand masher and mix well.

3. Then add your chives, salt, pepper and green onion. Mix well.

4. Top with additional chives, green onion and freshly cracked pepper before serving.

That’s it! These are incredibly easy and you’ll be so happy with the flavor. I purposely didn’t go overboard on adding too much of any one thing – sour cream, butter, milk, etc. – so that the potatoes could really sing. They’re just nicely flavored with these rich, smooth and complimenting flavors of the spices, herbs and dairy ingredients.

So, how do you take your mashed potatoes? Gravy? No gravy? Do you mix them with corn? Tell me below!

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Sour Cream and Chive mashed potatoes - The Everyday Mom Life


  1. For the love of mashed potatoes and everything that is good in the world…these sound easy and amazing! For special occasions, we like to add a little cream cheese and cream for some scrumptious mashed potatoes. Also, topped with a little butter. Thanks for sharing! I’m excited to try these!

  2. I just love mashed potatoes! Ever since a little kid, it just tastes so good with so many main courses! My favourite is to add a bit of roasted garlic and onions into the mix. This recipe must be delicious!

  3. Oh man these look absolutely delicious! I always like to try new ways to make mashed potatoes. I usually do ranch dressing mixed in mine, sounds odd but tastes really great. I will have to try this way next time.


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