Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes

Light and fluffy, easy Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes are a cinch to prepare.  Just four ingredients keep this staple side dish healthy and satisfying, great for any day of the week.

Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes |

Hey!  Guess what?  It’s Monday again.  Isn’t it funny how it just keeps coming back like a bad cold. 🙂  Well, for once I’m not too bummed about it because I had a super fantastic weekend and I hope you did too!  I took some time off to enjoy the fabulous weather.  We kicked off our weekend by seeing Jungle Book on Friday afternoon at Movie Tavern.  It was REALLY amazing!  The special effects are incredible and the boy in the movie was fantastic.  You forget he’s the only human for the entire movie…which, to me, would be tough to pull off as an actor. Which I am not. But he’s amazing.  I stuffed my face with tortilla chips and dip during the movie…which wasn’t the best food choice because they’re loud.  Like really, obnoxiously loud to chew so I would only eat a chip if it was a really noisy part of the movie.  Otherwise, the whole theater could hear me chew. Loudly.  Annoying everyone. I should have brought these Mashed Potatoes.

Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes |

Or THESE Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes.  Which are a great alternative to my original recipe mashed potatoes which are like crack.  Everyone begs for them when I’m having dinner but really, they’re not for everyday.  Let’s call them special occasion mashed potatoes.  So, I created my new favorite Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes, they’re so simple to make and only require four ingredients (minus the salt and pepper).  They’re super fluffy and light, no butter at all (and you won’t even miss it.)

Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes |

If you prefer to use greek yogurt, it would be a great substitute.  But honestly, I read the nutrition facts and there’s not much difference between regular sour cream and greek yogurt.  In fact, if you grab the full fat yogurt, it’s much higher in fat than greek yogurt.  So, just stick with the good stuff like I do and you’ll be one happy eater.  These Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes are a great way to use up those chives that you forgot to contain in your garden and are…most likely, taking over already.  And it’s not even May.  The mashed potatoes go splendidly with this Salisbury Steak or this super Pinterest popular turkey meatloaf. So, what did you chew loudly this weekend? 🙂

Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes |

Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mashed potatoes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 167 kcal
Author: Kellie

So simple to make, these Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes are the perfect side dish.



  • 6 large potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped chives
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper


  1. Add the potatoes to a large pot of generously salted water and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to a simmer and cook the potatoes until fork tender, approximately 20-25 minutes.
  2. Drain the potatoes and transfer to a large mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, beat the potatoes, sour cream and milk until fluffy. Stir in the chives. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 167 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 41mg2%
Potassium 920mg26%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 210IU4%
Vitamin C 25.4mg31%
Calcium 96mg10%
Iron 6.9mg38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

2 comments on “Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes”

  1. I chomped tortilla chips VERY loudly this weekend, but was not at the Jungle Book, so I got a pass. How incredibly fun would it be to eat mashed spuds while watching a movie? #goals

  2. We love adding sour cream to mashed potatoes! These look like the perfect mashed potatoes!

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