Chive-Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes

Yukon Gold potatoes have such a naturally sweet, buttery flavor on their own all that's needed is a little butter, cream, salt, pepper and a generous helping of fresh chives to make an easy side for grilled steak, roast pork or chicken and a host of other simple entrées.

Chive-Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes

Chive-Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

The simplicity of this recipe is what makes it so delicious - Yukon Gold potatoes, butter, cream, salt and pepper and fresh chives.


  • 1-1/2 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed and cut into cubes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped


  1. Place the potatoes in a large saucepan, add a pinch of salt and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife, about 15 to 20 minutes. Drain and return to the pan. Place back on the heat for about 30 seconds to be sure any excess water has evaporated. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Add the butter and cream to the potatoes. Mash with a potato masher to desired smoothness. Season to taste with salt and pepper and stir in the chives.


Recipe Variation:

The flavor of truffle is a nice complement to the ingredients in this recipe. Reduce the cream to 3 tablespoons and add 1 tablespoon of truffle oil along with the chives.