Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Chives

Mash these spuds with sour cream for extra richness, then stir in bacon and fresh chives for extra flavor.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 15 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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2 pounds Idaho or Yukon gold potatoes, unpeeled

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 1/2 cups sour cream

1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter

1/2 cup finely chopped cooked bacon

1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh chives


  1. Put the potatoes in a medium pot, cover with cold water and add 2 tablespoons salt. Bring just to a simmer and cook the potatoes, uncovered, until tender, about 45 minutes. Drain.
  2. Peel the potatoes and return them to the pot (if desired, pass them through a ricer or food mill after peeling). Mash the potatoes with the sour cream and butter using a fork or potato masher. Stir in the bacon, chives, 2 teaspoons salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
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