Creamy Chive Mashed Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Oct. 23, 2022
Buttermilk and cream cheese lend rich flavor—rather like sour cream—to these wonderful whipped potatoes. —Bonnie Thompson, Rathdrum, Idaho


  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

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