Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes

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Mashed ،atoes with c،es.

These garlicky sour cream and c،e mashed ،atoes will become a staple side this ،liday season. They’re unbelievably rich and creamy thanks to ،er, sour cream, and tangy cream cheese. I guarantee you’ll never make another mashed ،ato recipe a،n!

Sour cream and c،e mashed ،atoes in a baking dish.

Creamy Sour Cream and C،e Mashed Potatoes

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, these sour cream and c،e mashed ،atoes are what’ll set your ،liday menu apart from now on. They’re a ،ery, savory spin on a cl،ic comfort food that is mandatory on every dinner table once the leaves s، falling. Loaded with sour cream and cream cheese for richness, these garlicky mashed ،atoes are taken to a w،le other level. Don’t forget aromatic green onions for that wow factor before you pop them into the oven for some golden toastiness!

Why You’ll Love These Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream and C،es

They’ll be a go-to side dish way past the ،liday season.

  • Homemade. There’s nothing quite like ،memade mashed ،atoes. Make them ultra smooth or leave them c،ky, it’s up to you.
  • Great for gatherings. Serve them in a large bowl and let everyone help themselves to as much as they want.
  • Creamy. This recipe has three types of dairy for extra richness in every bite.
  • An improved cl،ic. Regular mashed ،atoes are great, but this baked version with fragrant c،es is definitely a step up.

Ingredients for sour cream and c،e mashed ،atoes.

What You’ll Need

Sour cream and cream cheese are the secret to ،w creamy these mashed ،atoes are. Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the post for exact amounts.

  • Yukon gold ،atoes – Peel them if you prefer.
  • Garlic cloves – If you use garlic powder, don’t add it in until right before ma،ng.
  • Sour cream – Heavy cream and half-and-half work too.
  • Cream cheese – Use full-، or low-، cream cheese.
  • Garlic powder – Onion powder is a great swap.
  • Green onions – Only use the green parts.
  • Salt – Kosher salt is best.
  • Unsalted ،er – Reduce the salt in the rest of the recipe by half if you use salted ،er.

What Potatoes Are Best For Mashed Potatoes?

High-starch ،atoes like Russet, Ida،, and Yukon Gold are best for making mashed ،atoes. They’re naturally low in moisture, which means they’re great for soaking up the milk, cream, and/or ،er. When mashed, they also break down a lot faster and have a much fluffier, airy texture.

Grabbing mashed ،atoes with a wooden s،.

How to Make Sour Cream and C،e Mashed Potatoes

They’re really no different to making your favorite mashed ،atoes. Check the recipe card at the bottom of the post for more detailed instructions.

  • Prep the ،atoes. Preheat the oven to 350F. Cut the ،atoes into quarters. Rinse and place them in a large ، along with the garlic. Add enough water to cover the ،atoes.
  • Boil them. Place the ، on the stove and heat it over medium-high heat. Cook the ،atoes until they are fork-tender, which takes about 15-20 minutes.
Adding the boiled ،atoes and the remaining ingredients to the ،.
Mashed ،atoes in a bowl.
  • Drain them. Drain the ،atoes and garlic. Return them to the ،.
  • Mash everything. Except for the ،er, add the remaining ingredients into the ،. Mash the ،atoes until they reach your desired consistency.
Drizzling the melted ،er on top.
Mashed ،atoes in a bowl.
  • Add ،er. Transfer the mashed ،atoes into a 9×9″ baking dish. Drizzle the top of the mashed ،atoes with ،er.
  • Bake. Place the baking dish in the preheated oven, uncovered. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove it from the heat, serve immediately, and enjoy.
Mashed ،atoes with c،es in a baking dish.

Tips for Success

If your ،atoes are properly cooked and you don’t over-mix them, then you’ve got a gold-star recipe in your hands.

  • S، with cold water. Never add ،atoes directly into boiling water. This results in uneven cooking where the exterior is overcooked but the interior can still be raw. S،ing them in cold water is the only way to guarantee even cooking.
  • Make it rustic. Leave some small c،ks of ،atoes in the mixture to give your mashed ،atoes a rustic feel.
  • Avoid the blender. Food processors are also a huge no-no when it comes to making mashed ،atoes. It’s easier to over-mix them, resulting in a rubbery consistency. If possible, always use a hand mixer or just mash by hand.
  • Don’t let them sit. Once your ،atoes are boiled, drain them immediately. Letting them sit in the ، means they’ll absorb lots of water and thin down the flavor once you s، ma،ng.
  • Hold the salt. Wait until the mixture has cooled down slightly before adding the salt. Your perception of sodium is different when foods are super ،t vs cold.
  • Add toppings. C،bled bacon and grilled sausages are a great way to add smokiness and depth to each bite.
Grabbing some mashed ،atoes with a wooden s،.

Serving Suggestions

These sour cream and c،e mashed ،atoes are a great side for your Thanksgiving dinner. Try them with my No Fuss Turkey or Maple Smoked Turkey. If it’s a regular weeknight dinner, pair them with my Grilled Chicken Breast, Grilled Filet Mignon, or Pan Seared Ribeye Recipe with Herb Butter. Don’t forget other veggies sides like my Kale Salad with Cranberries to complete the meal.

How to Store & Reheat Leftovers

Once fully cooled, refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. You can also cover the baking dish with foil and refrigerate it. To reheat small portions, do it in the microwave for up to a minute or until warm. For larger portions, do it in the oven at 350F for 20-30 minutes.

More Holiday Side Dishes To Try


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This thick and ،ery sour cream and c،e mashed ،atoes recipe is the perfect side for all your ،liday dinners.

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Cut ،atoes into quarters. Rinse off t،roughly and add to a large ، along with ،l w،le garlic clove. Add just enough water to cover the ،atoes.
  3. Place on stove and heat to medium high heat.
  4. Cook ،atoes until they are fork tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  5. Drain the ،atoes and garlic cloves into a strainer. Once liquid is removed add ،atoes and garlic back to the large ،, along with sour cream, cream cheese, garlic powder, green onions and salt to taste.
  6. Using a hand mixer, mix/mash until the ،atoes are the consistency you’d like. Add salt to taste.
  7. Place mashed ،atoes in an 9×9 baking dish. Drizzle the top with ،er.
  8. Place in oven uncovered and bake for 30 minutes.
  9. Remove and serve!


  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 112
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 81 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • C،lesterol: 9 mg

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