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The Best Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes

The Best Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword butter, mashed potatoes, russet potatoes, sour cream
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 264 kcal
Author Jennie Duncan


  • 5 pounds russet potatoes
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (cubed)
  • 1/4 cup fresh chive (minced)
  • 2 teaspoons salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
  • Optional: if you prefer a thinner potato add milk until you have the desired consistency.


  1. Start by washing, peeling, and dicing potatoes. Place them in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and allow them to cook until tender. Once tender drain water out and then return to stove top on low heat.
  2. Add sour cream and butter and use a potato masher to mash potatoes. Add fresh minced chives, salt, and pepper and continue to mash. If you prefer a thinner mashed potato this is where you can add milk and continue to mash until you have the consistency you want. Once that is reached just serve and enjoy.
Nutrition Facts
The Best Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 495mg21%
Potassium 978mg28%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 330IU7%
Vitamin C 13.7mg17%
Calcium 56mg6%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.