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Baked Sour Cream, Cheddar & Chive Mashed Potatoes

CREAMY, CHEESY, FLUFFY, BUTTERY AND DELICIOUS CAN ACCURATELY SUM UP THESE BAKED SOUR CREAM, CHEDDAR & CHIVE MASHED POTATOES! THEY ARE THE PERFECT SIDE DISH FOR HOLIDAYS OR FAMILY GATHERINGS.
Course Main, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, southern
Keyword butter, cheddar cheese, how to make, mashed potatoes, recipe, sour cream
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Divas Can Cook

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs russet potatoes washed ( *update* I now use Golden potatoes! SO good)
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter chopped into pieces
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup half n half
  • About 2 cups cheddar cheese divided
  • 1 tablespoon dried chives
  • salt n pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Butter a 9 x9 inch casserole dish. Set aside.
  • Peel potatoes and slice each one lengthwise into even slices.
  • Place potatoes in a 3 quart pot and cover with chicken broth.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Cover and reduce heat to medium.
  • Simmer until potatoes are fork tender and some are falling apart, about 20-30 minutes.
  • Pour off all of the chicken broth and return potatoes back to the heat. (can remove garlic if desired or dice it up and combine with potatoes.)
  • Reduce the heat to low and allow the excess liquid to gently steam out of the potatoes for a few minutes.
  • When the steaming has slowed down, sprinkle in the butter. Do not stir, just let the butter melt where it falls.
  • Once the butter has melted, use a potato masher and gently mash the potatoes once going around the pot. (do one pass only so make it count!) *see note*
  • Very gently fold in the sour cream and half n half.
  • Stir about 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese and chives just until combined.
  • Taste and season with salt & pepper.
  • Gently mash the potatoes again until all the large lumps are gone and potatoes are smooth.
  • Pour half of the potatoes into the prepared pan and sprinkle with a layer of cheese (about 1/2 cup or more)
  • Top with remaining potatoes and finish with a final layer of cheddar cheese.
  • Cover loosely with foil paper and bake for 20-30 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  • Garnish with fresh chives (optional)
  • Serve immediately.

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Notes

The less you handle these potatoes the fluffier they will be. So be gentle and make every mash count!