Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

These little appetizers are great for a small dinner party - they are cute and very easy to make. You can double the recipe with no problem - simply boil up extra potatoes and have extra toppings on hand. If you want the sour cream to look especially fancy, try using an icing decorator tube or simply put the sour cream into a ziploc baggie and cut a tiny hole in one corner. For a real splurge, omit olive and sprinkle with caviar instead. Prep time includes time to boil the potatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 very small red potatoes, boiled
  • 12 cup sour cream
  • 2 -3 tablespoons black olives, chopped
  • 2 -3 tablespoons chives, chopped
  • 2 -3 tablespoons crumbled cooked bacon, optional
  • salt and pepper
  • melted butter, optional


  1. Have potatoes cooked and ready to go- they should be warm, but cool enough to handle.
  2. Slice potatoes in half crosswise.
  3. Using a melon baller, scoop out a small portion of cooked potato flesh from each potato half.
  4. Season to taste with some salt and pepper.
  5. Fill each hole with a dollop of sour cream.
  6. Sprinkle with chopped olives, chives, and bacon.
  7. If you want extra decadence, drizzle a little melted butter into the hollows before adding sour cream.


Most Helpful

I made this recipe for my aunt's open house and the potatoes were a huge hit...everyone kept coming back for more! The only change I made was to omit the black olives - instead I topped the potatoes with baby shrimp in addition to the chives and bacon. The recipe was super easy to prepare and made a beautiful presentation on a silver tray decorated with decorative lettuce. This recipe is going on my "must have" list for parties. Thanks HeatherFeather for a great recipe!

Dreamgoddess May 27, 2003

I must admit that I did not use this recipe as written, but used it as inspiration. I had bought an herbed cream cheese and smoked salmon for a holiday party. When I saw this recipe I thought it was such a great way to present my recipe that I had to use it instead of the same ole crackers. I mixed the herbed cream cheese with sour cream. Used a star tip to fill potato cups and topped them with small pieces of smoked salmon and a sprig of dill. They were beautiful and gone! Thank you so much for the great idea and I will have to try your version very soon. Who doesn't love baked potatoes?!!

MacChef June 23, 2009

This recipe sounds very good. I have a lot of baby red potatoes from a local farmer. They are too small to scoop out, therefore, I am going to combine all the other ingredients and the baby potatoes in a bowl and serve them. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Judy-Jude September 23, 2002

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