Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes

This is the time of year a corner of my yard is slowly over taken by an army of chives. I love chives and try to find different ways to incorporate them into our meals while they are fresh and plentiful. 

Sour cream and chive is a great flavor combination and I absolutely love it with potatoes. One of my favorite ways to enjoy the flavor combo with potatoes is with wedges and a dipping sauce. However, this time I decided that I wanted to try the combo with mashed potatoes. My boys and I loved these potatoes and it went perfectly with our grilled marinated pork chops and grilled asparagus. I will certainly be keeping this side dish on rotation as long as my yard is full of chives! 

Today I am at training for work and my boys are going to enjoy shells and cheese for dinner with a little grilled kielbasa. I think they like the special treat when I am not home for dinner! We have also been enjoying Ron's father's day gift- a new bike trailer for Kellen to ride in. Kellen wasn't too sure about the trailer at first, but really enjoys it now. Ron told me that Kellen sits and chats with him the entire ride. Ron has started doing bike races/rides with a friend and hopefully Kellen can join the fun in his trailer in an upcoming ride. 

Have a great remainder of the week everyone! Wooohooo tomorrow is Friday! 


2 1/2 Lbs russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
1/2 stick salted butter
1/2 - 2/3 cup milk (I use 2 %)
3 Tbl sour cream
1 - 2 tsp salt (to taste)
2 1/2 Tbl chopped fresh chives (+extra for topping)


Boil potatoes till tender. Drain and place in a large mixing bowl.  Add butter and sour cream and mix with an electric mixer while slowly adding the milk. Stir in the chives. 

Season with salt and pepper and top with additional chives if desired. 

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