Creamy mashed potatoes swirled with salted butter, sour cream, and fresh chives. A delicious side perfect for a dish hot off the grill or fresh from the skillet or oven.
August 19th is National Potato Day, and it is a day that needs celebration! This is a recipe for creamy flavorful mashed potatoes flavored with sour cream, butter, and fresh chives. It is a perfect side dish for grilled steak or chicken, and a great way to use some of that summer herbs! My kiddos love mashed potatoes, and thankfully chives, and are always happy when some variation is on the menu. The great thing about chives is that the flavor is really mild and if you are a person who want a light onion type flavor you will adore these! I love the added creaminess from the sour cream, and the contrast with the chives is delicious!
This is a great side to make in advance because it can simple be warmed in the microwave when you are ready to eat and it keeping in the fridge 2-3 days. With school fast approaching I love having a few side dishes I can make in advance and warm for dinner time.
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Happy National Potato Day!
Thank you to Valentina from The Baking Fairy for organizing this event! Check out all of the delicious potato recipes we made for the occasion:Banh Mi Potato Skins by The Spiffy Cookie Baked Tornado Potatoes by For The Love of Food Brunede Kartofler (Danish Caramel Potatoes) by Culinary Adventures with Camilla Campfire Potatoes by Our Good Life Chutneywale Aloo by Food Trails Gnocchi with Sage and Sausage by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures Hearty Beef and Potato Soup by Tip Garden Individual Pommes Anna by A Day in the Life on the Farm Loaded Mac and Cheese Stuffed Baked Potatoes by Big Bear’s Wife Paleo Zuppa Toscana by Frugal & Fit Potato and Spinach Curry by Savory Moments Potato Dinner Rolls by Karen’s Kitchen Stories Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes by Cheese Curd in Paradise Spinach Gnocchi with Roasted Tomato Sauce by The Baking Fairy Rainbow Smashed Purple Potatoes + 5 Spice Peanut Sauce by PlantCrush
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use a different type of potato?
Sure! Red skinned and Yukon will also work well in this recipe. However, other types may produce a different texture.
Are chives strong in flavor? I am worried I will not like them?
Chives are pretty mild. Of course a large amount of herb will taste strong, but this recipe gives a light flavor and not overpowering.
My potatoes are kind of gummy- what can I do?
Make sure when whipping the potatoes to add the milk slowly. If the potatoes are still a little heavy, slowly add a little more milk.
Can I use a different type of milk like 2%?
Yes, I like whole because it is creamier, but 2% will work just fine.
What is the best way to warm the potatoes?
I like to warm them in the microwave or oven with a few pats of butter on top.
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Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes
- 3 Lbs russet potatoes peeled and quartered
- 5 tbsp stick salted butter
- 3 tbsp sour cream
- ⅔ cup whole milk
- 2 ½ tbsp chopped fresh chives, divided
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
- Boil potatoes till tender. Drain and place in a large mixing bowl. Add butter and sour cream and mix with an electric mixer while slowly adding the milk. Stir in 2 tbsp chives.
- Season with salt and pepper and top with remaining chives.
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This post was originally created in 2015, and updated in 2019 for reader enhancement and recipe updating.