Sour Cream & Chive Mashed Potatoes

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Sour Cream & Chive Mashed Potatoes – creamy, thick and filled with garlic and chive flavor!

Sour Cream & Chive Mashed Potatoes - creamy, thick and filled with garlic and chive flavor! The perfect mashed potatoes for this holiday season - they are a staple at our house! #ad #UndeniablyDairy @DairyGood

Sour Cream & Chive Mashed Potatoes – creamy, thick and filled with garlic and chive flavor! The perfect mashed potatoes for this holiday season – they are a staple at our house!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner y’all! Can you believe it! This year has flown by so fast and at the same time feels like it’s taking forever! But that’s probably because I have a bun in the oven who’s due to arrive right after the new year. I can’t wait to be done with 2017! But, we aren’t there yet!

So, I’m going to stay focused on the holidays for right now. Thanksgiving is probably one of my favorite holidays. One, because of all the food. Duh! And two, because it’s a time when we take a step back and reflect upon the things we are thankful for.

Sour Cream & Chive Mashed Potatoes - creamy, thick and filled with garlic and chive flavor! The perfect mashed potatoes for this holiday season - they are a staple at our house! #ad #UndeniablyDairy @DairyGood

No more focusing on the things that didn’t happen. Or the things that are stressing us out. It’s almost like time slows down and we realize what’s really important.

Family. Friends. Health. And Happiness.

Everything else just fades away into the distance.

Sour Cream & Chive Mashed Potatoes - creamy, thick and filled with garlic and chive flavor! The perfect mashed potatoes for this holiday season - they are a staple at our house! #ad #UndeniablyDairy @DairyGood

These mashed potatoes are my ode to family! I grew up on these Sour Cream & Chive Mashed Potatoes. They were the one side dish that was a staple at every holiday meal. And honestly, we still have them every holiday season. Whenever, I think of these mashed potatoes I think of my mom making them and my brother hoarding them!

My mom had a process when making these mashed potatoes. She takes her time and carefully does each step. It was almost nostalgic to her. She learned how to make them from her mom, and her mom learned from her mom and so the tradition goes.

So, here’s to sharing a little piece of my family traditions!

Sour Cream & Chive Mashed Potatoes - creamy, thick and filled with garlic and chive flavor! The perfect mashed potatoes for this holiday season - they are a staple at our house! #ad #UndeniablyDairy @DairyGood

Our Thanksgiving dinner prep usually started one or two days before the big feast. Especially if my mom was hosting. Her love language is acts of service. She loves hosting and feeding people good food. (And always delivered on the good food part, I was spoiled.)

We’d start with prepping all the pies. Which consisted of her famous Sweet Potato Pie, homemade Pecan Pie (for my dad) and my favorite – Pumpkin Pie. I’m pretty sure I was the only one that ate the Pumpkin Pie, she probably made it just for me – hehe. All of that was done about two days out from the big day. The day before Thanksgiving she would start with all the casseroles. Sweet Potato Casserole filled with butter, milk and topped with a pecan streusel that was to die for. Her green bean casserole, then she’d make the stuffing for the turkey and of course these Sour Cream & Chive Mashed Potatoes. Usually after all this prep was done she’d take the turkey out of the fridge to start the thawing. Because the next day, Thanksgiving, she’d wake up bright and early to throw the turkey on the grill to cook all day.

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Sour Cream & Chive Mashed Potatoes - creamy, thick and filled with garlic and chive flavor! The perfect mashed potatoes for this holiday season - they are a staple at our house! #ad #UndeniablyDairy @DairyGood

On Thanksgiving Day, my mom’s whole family would come over to our house. We’d sit around the table, discuss the things we were thankful for and then devour all the food my mom lovingly made. Then, when we were too stuffed to move, we would chill on the couch to watch football the rest of the day!

I am beyond thankful to my mom for all the memories she made for us. For the recipes she taught me that I will soon be able to teach my son and daughter. For the love of food that she imparted to me. Because without it, there wouldn’t be a Joyful Healthy Eats.

While this recipe is an ode to my family traditions (and my mom), it’s also an ode to dairy and where I grew up. This recipe is filled with all kinds of dairy made by all the hardworking farmers out there and reminds me of home!

Sour Cream & Chive Mashed Potatoes - creamy, thick and filled with garlic and chive flavor! The perfect mashed potatoes for this holiday season - they are a staple at our house! #ad #UndeniablyDairy @DairyGood

A fun fact I learned recently is 97% of dairy farms are family owned and operated, how cool is that? It stays in the family. I experienced that first hand when I went to visit WildCat Dairy a couple months ago, which is a family owned farm. Did you know there are 42,000 dairies and 1,200 plants in the US who employ thousands of people to make wholesome food that your family gets to enjoy?

The crazy thing about the dairy you buy is it’s probably produced by a farmer in your area. On average, milk only travels 300 miles or less from farm to store! So, it is extremely fresh and very much local, which is part of what makes it taste so incredible! So much heart, soul, hard work and flavor goes into the dairy products we eat. So, remember that the next time you put whipped cream on your pumpkin pie, milk in those mashed potatoes, butter on your biscuit or cheese in that homemade Mac & Cheese. And be thankful! The next time you see a farmer, be sure to tell them thank you!

Ok, back to these Sour Cream & Chive Mashed Potatoes. I guarantee these potatoes are everything you dream of when it comes to whipped potato heavenly goodness. They are creamy, thick, and filled with so much garlic and chive flavor! You are going to devour them. I promise you! Plus, they are the perfect vehicle for that Turkey Gravy! 🙂 wink wink

Bon Appetit friends!

Sour Cream & Chive Mashed Potatoes - creamy, thick and filled with garlic and chive flavor! The perfect mashed potatoes for this holiday season - they are a staple at our house! #ad #UndeniablyDairy @DairyGood

**Created with America’s Dairy Farm Families and Importers, in partnership with the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. However, like always all opinions are 100% mine! Thank you for supporting the brands that support Joyful Healthy Eats. ***

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Sour Cream & Chive Mashed Potatoes

  • Author: Krista @ JoyfulHealthyEats.com
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 14-16
  • Category: Side Dish, Vegetarian,

Description

Sour Cream & Chive Mashed Potatoes – creamy, thick and filled with garlic and chive flavor! The perfect mashed potatoes for this holiday season – they are a staple at our house!


Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. Yukon gold potatoes (skin on)
  • 3 large garlic cloves, whole
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut potatoes into quarters. Rinse off thoroughly and add to a large pot along with peel whole garlic clove. Add just enough water to cover the potatoes.
  3. Place on stove and heat to medium high heat.
  4. Cook potatoes until they are fork tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  5. Drain the potatoes and garlic cloves into a strainer. Once liquid is removed add potatoes and garlic back to the large pot, along with sour cream, cream cheese, garlic powder, green onions and salt to taste.
  6. Using a hand mixer, mix/mash until the potatoes are the consistency you’d like. Add salt to taste.
  7. Place mashed potatoes in an 9×9 baking dish. Drizzle the top with butter.
  8. Place in oven uncovered and bake for 30 minutes.
  9. Remove and serve!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 112
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 81 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 9 mg

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Sour Cream & Chive Mashed Potatoes - creamy, thick and filled with garlic and chive flavor! The perfect mashed potatoes for this holiday season - they are a staple at our house! #ad #UndeniablyDairy @DairyGood

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This post is created with America’s Dairy Farm Families and Importers, in partnership with the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. However, the views and opinions included are my own.

This post is created with America’s Dairy Farm Families and Importers, in partnership with the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy. However, the views and opinions included are my own.

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