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!
Oh, 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.
- 2 pounds baking potatoes
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- ½ cup milk
- salt and pepper
- 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.
- 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.