Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

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My Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes recipe is one you will come back to over and over again! Thick and creamy homemade mashed potatoes topped with melted butter. Great as a side dish and an absolute staple recipe for the holidays, like Thanksgiving and Christmas!

Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes - Thick and creamy homemade mashed potatoes. Great as a side dish and an absolute staple recipe for the holidays!

Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a comfort food everyone looks forward to. They go well with almost any kind of protein, like turkey and pork chops. Buttery creamy mashed potatoes are the BEST potatoes!

Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes - Thick and creamy homemade mashed potatoes. Great as a side dish and an absolute staple recipe for the holidays!

Ingredients:

  • Yukon gold potatoes – (yellow potatoes) can be substituted with russet, red, or white potatoes.
  • powdered garlic – or minced garlic
  • butter – salted or unsalted works
  • cream cheese – full fat or light
  • sour cream – full-fat works best, low fat tends to separate
  • heavy cream – or whole milk
  • salt and pepper – to taste!
  • chives – or green onions
Peeled and chopped potatoes

How to Make Mashed Potatoes

Using a vegetable peeler or knife, peel and slice your potatoes into 2-inch cubes and rinse them in cool water. Place them in a large pot on the stove with enough water to cover them and boil for about 20 minutes or until a fork can be inserted into the center of the potato cubes easily. 

Boiled potatoes

Drain the water from the pot and place garlic, butter, cream cheese, sour cream, heavy cream, salt, and pepper into the pot. The potatoes should be fork tender at this point.

Mashed potatoes with cream cheese and sour cream

Using a potato masher or large fork, stir and mash the potatoes and ingredients together until the mixture is smooth and creamy. You can add more or less heavy cream to achieve your preferred texture. 

How to Make Mashed Potatoes

You can put the cream cheese in a microwave at 30-second intervals to soften it for this recipe, however, the warmth from the freshly boiled potatoes tends to help melt it nicely as you mash them together. 

How to Make Mashed Potatoes

Can I use a hand mixer to mash the potatoes? 

Yes, you can use a handheld mixer to mash the potatoes but don’t go too far past the desired consistency or, like a blender, the potatoes will become thick and paste-like. Place potatoes in a service bowl and top with chives.

Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes - Thick and creamy homemade mashed potatoes. Great as a side dish and an absolute staple recipe for the holidays!

Can I make this ahead of time and freeze it?

Yes, you can make this cream cheese mashed potatoes ahead of time and freeze them in an air-tight container for up to 3 months. Keep in mind that the longer potatoes stay frozen the more they may lose their creamy texture. Make sure to thaw in a refrigerator before reheating and serving. 

Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes - Thick and creamy homemade mashed potatoes. Great as a side dish and an absolute staple recipe for the holidays!

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Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Thick and creamy homemade mashed potatoes. Great as a side dish and an absolute staple recipe for the holidays!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 cups (approx)

Equipment

  • large pot
  • potato masher or large fork
  • stirring spoon
  • vegetable peeler
  • Knife

Ingredients 

  • 5 pounds Yukon gold/ yellow potatoes
  • ½ tablespoon powdered garlic
  • ¼ cup butter (½ stick) plus more for serving
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 4 ounces sour cream
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • sliced chives or green onion for serving 

Instructions 

  • Using a vegetable peeler or knife, peel and slice your potatoes into 2-inch cubes and rinse them in cool water. 
  • Place them in a large pot with enough water to cover them and boil for about 20 minutes or until a fork can be inserted into the center of the potato cubes easily. 
  • Drain the water from the pot and place garlic, butter, cream cheese, sour cream, heavy cream, salt, and pepper into the pot. 
  • Using a potato masher or large fork, mash the potatoes and ingredients together until the mixture is smooth and creamy. You can add more or less heavy cream to achieve your preferred texture. 
  • Place mashed potatoes into a serving bowl and top with chives.
  • Serve warm with butter.

Notes

Storage Instructions:
These Cream Cheese Mashed potatoes should be stored in an air-tight container in a refrigerator for up to 5 days or in a freezer for up to 3 months. They may lose their texture the longer they are frozen. Make sure to thaw completely in a refrigerator before reheating and serving.

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Kelly Dixon

The Blogette is a comfort food website designed to inspire you with easy recipes that are classic, simple, and delicious whether you’re cooking for yourself, family, or friends!


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