My husband is addicted to mashed potatoes, he would probably eat them daily if I would make them that often! When we were first married I honestly used the mashed potato flakes from the grocery store to make them but over the years I’ve realized it’s SO much better to make them from scratch, and I enjoy trying new flavor combinations and variations. For this year’s Thanksgiving we’ll be having this Cheddar Chive Mashed Potato recipe that I’m in love with lately!
These mashed potatoes are thick, chunky and packed with flavor. They are easy to customize too-if you like a thinner consistency add more half and half and mash more with the potato masher. Increase the salt and chives for even more powerful flavor! Make them your own!
Cheddar Chive Mashed Potatoes are creamy and flavorful. Perfect for holidays such as Thanksgiving or Christmas but easy enough to make for weeknight dinners too!
6 large Yukon potatoes
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons salted butter
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup half and half (more for a thinner consistency)
4 tablespoons chives, chopped
salt to taste
Cut potatoes into 1″ pieces and add to large pot. (You may peel your potatoes if desired, I leave my peels on.)
Cover potatoes with cold water and add salt. Bring to a boil and cook 20 minutes.
Drain potatoes and return to pot. Add butter and mash with a potato masher to your desired consistency. Stir in sour cream, half and half and cheese. Continue to stir until cheese is melted and incorporated into the potatoes. Stir in chives and season to taste with salt. Serve immediately.
I hope you’re enjoying Thanksgiving week here on the blog, here are more Thanksgiving recipes & posts we’ve shared already:
And be sure to check out my Thanksgiving Planner Printable as well to help keep your holiday stress-free and organzed!