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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!

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 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 30 mins

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.
Keyword mashed potatoes, potatoes