This is a hit at parties and it's so easy to prepare. The lovely fresh chopped chives add color and delicious flavor. You can add crushed garlic or finely chopped onion to it as well if you like!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the potatoes into a pan, and fill with just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then simmer over low heat until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain, and cool under cold running water.

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  • In a large bowl, stir together the sour cream, mayonnaise, and 1/2 cup of chives. When the potatoes have cooled, stir them into this mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with remaining chives.

Nutrition Facts

318 calories; 4.3 g protein; 25.7 g carbohydrates; 23.8 mg cholesterol; 132.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/12/2006
Made the first batch as written (plus a little salt) and really liked it. Made the second batch using half sour cream/half ranch dressing and loved it. This is just my kind of potato salad - quick easy and best of all tasty (I'm not a fan of those 'everything but the kitchen sink' potato salad recipes). Thanks! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/02/2004
Sorry but I found this to be extremely bland as written. I had to add alot of spices onions and extra chives to get any flavor out of it. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
09/02/2004
Sorry but I found this to be extremely bland as written. I had to add alot of spices onions and extra chives to get any flavor out of it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/12/2006
Made the first batch as written (plus a little salt) and really liked it. Made the second batch using half sour cream/half ranch dressing and loved it. This is just my kind of potato salad - quick easy and best of all tasty (I'm not a fan of those 'everything but the kitchen sink' potato salad recipes). Thanks! Read More
(27)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2006
This recipe is almost identical to the potato salad recipe my mom made when I was a young girl. I use russet potatoes instead of red potatoes and lots of chopped onions. I have never added the chives but I think they would be a yummy addition! The key to this potato salad is to make it the day before and let the flavors blend overnight in the fridge. Everytime we have a picnic/potluck and I bring this everyone wants the recipe and it gets gobbled up FAST!!! The onions and letting is sit overnight are key to bringing out the flavors of this creamy potato salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2013
This is my all time favorite potato salad recipe. Mainly because I hate potato salad and this is more like baked potato in a bowl.:) I add bacon and cheddar cheese and also dice my potatoes. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2011
Fabulous! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/24/2009
I have just made this and it is really lovely. Enjoy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2019
Whoa dressing and chive overload alert! This ultimately was very good but it can t be overstated that it s because I used roughly just half of both the chives and the dressing. The only way you could use this much of both is if you also used double the amount of potatoes! I believe my photo illustrates that using just half the amount of each coated the potatoes nicely with just the right amount of dressing and chives. I m surprised none of the other reviewers commented on this. Rather than just plain salt I used Jane s Krazy Mixed Up Salt a good all purpose salt seasoning. I also added some finely chopped red bell pepper for a little contrast in texture and color. I did not use the additional chopped fresh chives for garnish as was indicated. Holy moly no way! If I would have prepared the recipe as directed I don t think I could rate this any more than two stars as the potatoes would have been swimming in dressing! Reducing the amount of sour cream and mayo and chives by nearly half (with no additional chives for garnish!) elevates a 2-star rating to 4 stars. Creamy and delicious a nice departure from potato salad with the usual list of other add-ins. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/04/2019
This is very yummy, but I found there was way too much “dressing” for the potatoes. I actually doubled the potatoes and it seemed about right to me. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2016
Very good. I used 1/2 the amount of sour cream and added a splash of apple cider vinegar. A go to recipe because of the easy preparation and always have fresh chives available. Read More