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. 🙂

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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
  • 5 Tbsp. of salt
  • 2 Tbsp. 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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  • robin rue November 15, 2017 04.14 pm

    Wowza, those mashed potatoes sound amazing. Mashed potatoes are my weakness in life and I can’t wait to try your recipe.

  • celeste November 15, 2017 05.25 pm

    Oh these look perfect. Especially with thanksgiving around the corner!

  • Typically Jane November 15, 2017 06.03 pm

    These look out of this world! Thanksgiving needs to hurry up and get here so I can make these bad boys!

  • Sheila Schweiger-Rhodes November 15, 2017 06.09 pm

    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!

  • Jamie November 15, 2017 06.37 pm

    Yum! These look delish! Cant wait to try this recipe!

  • Krystal Butherus November 15, 2017 10.18 pm

    I love the idea of combining the sour cream and chives into the mashed potatoes. Looks super easy!

  • Katrina November 16, 2017 01.01 am

    Oh my goodness! I love when my potato mash is creamy just like this! Reminds me of how my mum makes it!

  • Dasha November 16, 2017 03.39 am

    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!

  • Terri Steffes November 16, 2017 04.16 am

    i had to swallow twice, because these looked so good that my mouth was reacting to it!! Yummy goodness here!

  • Susannah November 16, 2017 07.19 am

    Oh yum!!! This dish sounds fantastic!

  • Emily November 16, 2017 02.41 pm

    This sounds so amazing. I love a twist on mashed potatoes!

  • Jessica Joachim November 16, 2017 05.28 pm

    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.

  • Jillian November 16, 2017 10.32 pm

    These look delish!!!! I love chives with my potatoes.

  • Cindy Ingalls November 16, 2017 11.04 pm

    Sour cream and chives is my favorite potato chip flavor and my favor mashed potato flavor. I just love how all the flavors meld together. So yummy.

  • Jeanine November 17, 2017 02.23 pm

    Yum. These look so good. I was looking for a recipe like this one so I’m glad to see this. Will be making these!

  • Heather November 17, 2017 10.17 pm

    These look wonderful! I usually always bring the mashed potatoes to our holiday dinner hosted by family. This would be a fun new recipe to wow everyone with!

  • Toughcookiemommy November 20, 2017 03.35 am

    This mashed potato recipe looks so creamy and delicious. I would love to prepare this for my family this Thanksgiving.


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