Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

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Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes – I’m not sure why I never thought of this before, but it just hit me the other day like a ton of bricks.  J-man is going through a little bit of a picky phase right now, but I can always get him to eat mashed potatoes.  Now, mashed potatoes aren’t exactly my most favorite side dish, so I had been looking for ways to change things up a bit when this hit me.  You know I put cream cheese in my grits and my pimento cheese, so why not mashed taters?  The result is FAN-TAS-TIC!

tablephotoOh, I gotta show you something.  So, the first photo shoot for the book is this weekend.  It is going to be very family focused, so I wanted to have all my family gathered around a big old farmhouse table with a bunch of random chairs – you know like grandma knew everyone was coming over and just pulled all the different chairs she had together so everyone would have a seat.  I couldn’t find the right kind of table so I just built one!  I used this tutorial from 2 Little Hooligans on how to give wood an aged look and I think it turned out perfect – all weathered looking.  I can be a little handy sometimes but I was really pleased with how it turned out.  I think it’s going to look great.  I can’t wait for y’all to see everything when the book comes out next year.  If I can remember, I’ll try to post some photos to my Instagram this weekend to give y’all a sneak peek.

Y’all enjoy!

Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes
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  • 2 pounds baking potatoes
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup milk
  • salt and pepper
  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into 1-inch cubes. Add the cut potatoes to a large pot and just cover with water. Add the salt and stir well. Bring to a boil and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork.
  2. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot. Add the butter, cream cheese, and milk and mix will with a hand mixer until the potatoes are smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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  1. Claudine says:

    I just LOVE mashed potatoes done this way! I always do this for special occasions and also when I do Twice Baked Potatoes. For those, I add a little shredded Cheddar cheese and chopped green onion. Anyway I never met a potato I didn’t like!!! LOL!

  2. Christine says:

    Love the recipe, but I love, love, love the table!!!! You better start writing your “design” book next, after the cookbook!

  3. Yum! The mashed potatoes look delicious! LOVE the amazing table! Looks like the perfect gathering place for family and friends to me!

  4. Just found your site accidently and can’t wait till I try some of your recipes! They sound wonderful, exspecially the cream cheese mash potatoes! Thank you for putting all these recipes for all of us to try!!!


  5. The table looks great and I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  6. Yummy, these will go great with my BIG FAT DIET!

  7. I ALWAYS mix cream cheese and sour cream in my mashed potatoes! Depending on my mood, there are times I will mix in some ranch dressing for some added twang!

  8. Qatari Lady says:

    I just did it!! it tasted AWESOME!! and it looked exactly like the photo!
    but I used a food processor & added a little more butter! YUM!
    ever since I changed my diet to the WAP diet, I have been going CRAZY with butter! hehe :)
    thanks so much for posting this recipe!

  9. Made these for the first time in August when I was expecting out of town guests who could not tell me what time they would be here. Unlike most recipes I try, I followed this one exactly (doubled) but didn’t measure milk – just added milk until they were the consistency I wanted. Potatoes were delicious, but the best thing about them was that they held PERFECTLY until we finally ate – about two hours after they had been made. I wouldn’t hesitate to make them the day before and simply warm them when dinner time came.
    Hope you enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

  10. Getting ready to make this today for Christmas Eve dinner. Glad i stumbled on to your site.

  11. Linda jones says:

    This has been my mashed potato recipe for over 20 year. My family will not eat mashed potatoes any other way. However I do not use milk justk , butter, creamed cheese, sat and pepper. Their birthday dinner request is always chicken and noodles over these potatoes.

  12. jessica says:

    This is just like my family has made mashed potatoes my whole life! Except we go so far as to add a little sour cream, Lawrys seasoned salt, and sometimes a smidgen of garlic! To die for!!

  13. Madelief says:

    No idea if this is available overseas bu I like to use a garlic and herbs cheesespread (like cream cheese) for doing just that. It is so easy to do.

    Groetjes from Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    (found you on Pinterest)

  14. Marsha Acton says:

    I use mascarpone and unsalted real butter. If I need more moisture add half and half. Y!

  15. Wow, your mashed potatoes photo is making me drool! :-) Sometimes I make mashed potatoes with olive oil, but butter is definitely better.


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