Horseradish and Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

I don’t know if you have noticed it yet, and I don’t mean to scare you but we’re halfway through October. Being halfway through October means that before we know it the Halloween costumes and jack-o-lanterns will be replaced with turkeys and pumpkin pie. And practically a second after that, those same turkeys will be replaced with Christmas trees and Santa Claus.  And with the holidays comes, my favorite part,  big holiday family meals.  If your life revolves around food like mine then you have probably already thought about these upcoming meals and have begun to do a little planning.   Well let me help you, to spice things up a bit serve these deliciously creamy horseradish and sour cream mashed potatoes.

When I shared a recipe for Creamy Mashed Potatoes , I alluded to the fact that mashed potatoes are one of the foods that I simply can not live with out. Just ask my family. In that same post someone left a comment suggesting adding some horseradish to them.  Now there was an idea that got me thinking.  I had tried horseradish mashed potatoes before but never made them on my own. With my batch I decided to add some sour cream and chopped fresh chives as well. They are creamy, a little spicy and have a wonderful fresh chive flavor.

Horseradish and Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 5 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • fresh cracked pepper and kosher salt



Place diced potatoes in a pot and add enough water to cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil. Cook until potatoes are fork tender, about 10 minutes. Drain potatoes.


Return potatoes to pan, add in butter, sour cream, heavy cream and horseradish. Whip with hand held mixer until smooth, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in fresh chives. Season to taste with salt and pepper.





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  • Reply
    Bacon and Beer
    January 10, 2013 at 1:21 am

    Prepared horseradish?
    How do you prepare the horseradish?
    With a pep talk?

    – “Ok horseradish, you’re going into this mashed potato. Keep your head high and do you job. Watch out for those devious chives. I’ll be right behind you and got your back!”

  • Reply
    Giovanina (Home Grown Tomatoes)
    October 16, 2009 at 8:38 am

    I absolutely love using sour cream in my mashed potatoes – but I have yet to try the horseradish, sounds delicious! As a vegan, I use (Tofutti) sour cream in place of heavy cream in tons of recipes, most of the time you’d never know!

  • Reply
    October 15, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Oh yum. I have a couple potatoes that are just dying to be mashed.

    As for holiday recipes… how about your take on stuffing/dressing/whatever you call it. My mother-in-law makes a delicious wild rice and sausage stuffing (which is not baked in the turkey, of course).

    Bon appétit!

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