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.
Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes
- 2 pounds baking potatoes
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 4 ounces cream cheese
- 1/2 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.
If nutritional values are provided, they are an estimate and will vary depending on the brands used. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, I recommend grabbing your favorite brands and plugging those ingredients into an online nutritional calculator.