Best sour cream mashed potatoes is an easy homemade comfort food recipe.  This make ahead Thanksgiving side dish are cheesy, creamy and buttery.  Sour cream and chives make these potatoes so tasty, you’ll want seconds!

Prep Time: 45 minutes
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Side Dishes, Thanksgiving

Best Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

Sour cream mashed potatoes is one side dish you would be proud to serve your guests on Thanksgiving. The smooth texture of this dish combined with the freshly grated Parmigano-Reggiano cheese and the buttermilk give these whipped potatoes a slight tangy taste which won’t be forgotten.

bowl of sour cream mashed potatoes

Add in some sour cream and chives and you have a winning combination.  Bookworm Beth and Artist Alex don’t like sour cream, but they’ll ask for seconds of this dish every time and that’s why I make a big batch of it.

sour cream mashed potatoes on a plate

When you pour on some of our giblet gravy you’ll be ready to dig in.  A dear friend once joked that she never met a potato she didn’t like.  Maybe you feel the same way, but even if you’r not a meat and potatoes person, you will be glad you gave this recipe a try, especially on a special holiday like Thanksgiving or Christmas.

bowl of sour cream mashed potatoes

These other Thanksgiving classics will taste wonderful with mashed potatoes.

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Best Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes


  • Author: Brooke
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 20 servings
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Boiled
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Best sour cream mashed potatoes is an easy homemade comfort food recipe.  This make ahead Thanksgiving side dish are cheesy, creamy and buttery.  Sour cream and chives make these potatoes so tasty, you’ll want seconds!


Ingredients

  • 5 pounds russet potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 7 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chopped chives

Instructions

  1. Wash and peel your potatoes.
  2. Cut them up into bite sized chunks and place in a large pot of water.
  3. Bring the potatoes to a boil, then simmer until soft.  Test with a fork.
  4. Drain potatoes and place in a large bowl.
  5. Whip potatoes with your standing mixer on a low speed.
  6. Add the buttermilk, butter, sour cream, cheese, salt and pepper into the bowl.
  7. Continue whipping the potatoes on a medium then high speed until smooth.
  8. If necessary, add more butter or buttermilk to get the consistency you like best.
  9. Stir in chopped chives then place in your serving bowl.
  10. Garnish with cracked pepper, grated or shaved cheese, and chopped chives

Notes

  • Make sure the potatoes are fork tender, or the whipped potatoes will be lumpy.

Keywords: sour cream, cheese, homemade

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2 thoughts on “Best Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

  1. I am roasting a turkey tomorrow, so I will give your giblet gravy recipe a try and the sour cream mashed potatoes too, ha – – since I never meet a potato I didn’t like : )

    1. So glad that you are trying the giblet gravy and sour cream mashed potatoes recipes! Please share how it turned out. I also will be roasting a turkey tomorrow and making giblet gravy!

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