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Smashed Potatoes with Sour Cream and Chives

Smashed Potatoes with Sour Cream and Chives

My kids are big fans of mashed potatoes and they are always very happy when I serve them with dinner. I decided to change it up and bit and make smashed potatoes with butter, sour cream, and chives. I used Yukon gold potatoes because they are rich, creamy, and so delicious.  I served this side dish with the Italian Meatloaf and the Sautéed Kale, Grape Tomatoes, Garlic, and Parmesan for a delicious and comforting meal.  We all LOVED these potatoes and they tasted great (with the leftover meatloaf) the next day too.

Smashed Potatoes with Sour Cream and Chives

Heat a large pot of salted water until boiling.  Add the potatoes and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until fork tender and cooked through.  Drain the potatoes; add the sour cream, butter, chives, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.  Mash by hand with a potato masher until creamy.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy.

Smashed Potatoes with Sour Cream and Chives

 

Smashed Potatoes with Sour Cream and Chives

Smashed Potatoes with Sour Cream and Chives

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 6-7 Yukon gold potatoes leave the skin on, halved
  • 3 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives chopped
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Heat a large pot of salted water until boiling. Add the potatoes and cook for 15-20 minutes, or until fork tender and cooked through. Drain the potatoes (leaving the skin on); add the sour cream, butter, chives, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Mash by hand with a potato masher until creamy. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
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21 Comments

  1. My family is big on mashed taters too! Love the Yukon Golds. So creamy!
    Hugs,
    Kris

  2. Whenever I read the title of your blog, I can’t help but think of a man in his mid-40s, sitting at a kitchen table waiting for dinner. The steaming plate arrives, his glowering look remains. He takes a bite. “For the love of cooking,” he yells in the same satisfied exhausted explosion he occasionally has at other more intimate moments.

    Most likely your image is completely different, but I thought I’d share because that’ be one good plate of food – the kind it seems like you’re dishing up on a regular basis.

    With that in mind – ohhh potatoes. The sour cream is a nice touch. I’m in a bacon-bacon-bacon phase, so I’d probably throw some in the mix. But, ummmm do these look good.

  3. I love mashed potatoes anyway I can get them…this looks delicious, Pam!

  4. Who doesn’t love mashed (or smashed) potatoes…especially with chives!

  5. Kim in MD says:

    Yum! would eat mashed potatoes every single day if I could! Sadly, I restrain myself and only eat them in moderation. I love your version with Yukon Golds and sour cream! The next time I am craving mashed potatoes I will give your recipe a try!

  6. Sour cream and onion mashed potatoes. Pretty and delicious-looking!!

  7. mmm, nothing is better this time of year than a big serving of mashed potatoes. these look awesome!

  8. I slice my potatoes in a food processor, and boil them, then stir in the goodies: sour cream and chives, butter and parsley, whatever. They’re not really mashed, but they are broken up and delightful. I really need to try your gold potatoes.

  9. This smashed potato recipe looks amazing! I usually use russet potatoes or red potatoes in mine. I will give this one a try. Thanks for sharing!

  10. I make smashed potatoes with new red potatoes, unpeeled. You just boil them in some salted water, mash them with a fork, add butter, sour cream. Sometimes I switch it up and leave out the sour cream and add milk and some Parmesan cheese. My family loves them, and there are never any leftovers!!

  11. Great photos! now I’m hungry and it’s only 10am 🙂
    At home, I make my mashed potatoes in a similar yet different way. I mash them and then add butter, milk and sour cream; it gives the potatoes some fluff and it’s so good! My husband likes it when I add some fried chopped onions and mix it in. You should try it 🙂 it’s such a wintery dish 🙂

  12. of all the ways one can prepare potatoes, this girl is the most satisfied with a simple smashing. 🙂

  13. This is a favourite in my home as well. Comfort food for sure!

  14. 5 stars
    This potato recipe is delicious! you just can’t go wrong with it!
    Receita