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Creamy Chive Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Creamy Chive Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Buttermilk and cream cheese lend a rich sour cream-like flavor to these wonderful whipped potatoes. The addition of chives makes this dish so attractive, you'll want to serve it at special-occasion dinners. —Bonnie Thompson, Rathdrum, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 5 medium potatoes, peeled
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup buttermilk


  • 1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water; add 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain
  • 2. In a large bowl, mash the potatoes with the cream cheese, butter, chives, pepper and remaining salt; gradually beat in enough buttermilk to achieve desired consistency. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 249 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 838 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Reviews for Creamy Chive Mashed Potatoes

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Reviewed Mar. 27, 2011

"This is my recipe, and I agree with a previous commenter. When I developed the recipe, I grew my own garlic chives with a strong flavor. I've discovered the fresh chives sole in the store don't have the same garlicky taste, so if I don't have garlic chives on hand, I add a little garlic powder to taste."

Reviewed Aug. 3, 2010

"I love these potatoes. My mom made them for our family growing up and now I get to make them for my own family. They are always a hit!"

Reviewed Apr. 12, 2010

"I felt it was a little bland, so the next time I make it, I will add minced onions, garlic powder & more butter. It's probably due to the Hungarian in me. And I agree with maryclyde, it is a keeper ,"

Reviewed Sep. 25, 2008

"I made this wonderful dish for company last night. I used red potatoes since that was all I had. These are the best tasting potatoes you will ever eat. My guests raved about them. I'll never go back to the standard mashed potatoes! Delicious!!"

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