Mashed Potatoes With Sour Cream and Chives

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

These are very creamy and have a great flavor--just in time for turkey season, gobble gobble!


  1. Peel potatoes and cut into 2" chunks.
  2. Place in large sauce pan and add enough watter to cover by 2 inches.
  3. Add 1 tsp salt and bring to boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and cook 20 minutes, until tender.
  5. Drain potatoes and return to pot.
  6. Combine milk and butter in glass measure and microwave on high 1 minute or until butter melts.
  7. Pour into potatoes and mash coarsely.
  8. Add sour cream, chives, pepper and remaining salt; mash until desired consistency (potatoes will have the best texture if made close to serving time).
Most Helpful

To keep the calories down, I used skim milk, low-calorie magarine and fat free cream cheese. The yukon potatoes give this recipe a nice yellow tint. To make the potatoes creamer, I first used a potato masher on the potatoes, added the milk and butter. Next, I used my handheld mixer and blended in the sour cream for a more whipped potato. Thanks!

Audrey M November 18, 2003

I really enjoyed these potatoes! I followed the recipe,except that I used russet potatoes as they are what I had on hand. There is not an amount of butter specified to mix in with the milk, so I used about 4 tbsp. I did not mash coarsely, I just used my hand held mixer on low speed after adding the milk & butter mixture. After adding the remaining ingredients I whipped on med. to start then high until they were smooth & creamy. They were yummy, great flavour & consistency. Enjoyed by my family, so I will be making these again! Thanks for posting!:)

Rhonda *J* November 29, 2003