Super Easy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Super Easy Mashed Potatoes

ashley young


I was throwing together dinner for my fiancee and myself one night, and when it came to the mashed potatoes, I realized I didn't have any milk! I rooted through the fridge and found a block of cream cheese and thought I'd give it a shot. And now I don't make mashed potatoes without it!

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10 Min


30 Min


6 large russet potatoes, peeled, or about 12 medium redskin potatoes, skins left on.
garlic powder, salt, pepper, to taste
8 oz block cream cheese, softened at room temperature.

Directions Step-By-Step

Wash potatoes thoroughly. If desired, skin potatoes.
Put potatoes in a 4 quart pot and cover with water. Add a large pinch of salt. Boil until potatoes are soft. (Do NOT over-cook! This results in watery mashed potatoes!)
When potatoes are done, drain and return to pot. Smash and add the 8 ounce block of cream cheese and mix well. Add salt, pepper, and garlic to suit your own tastes!
Variations: you can still add milk and butter if you so desire, but the cream cheese alone creates a good stiff, but still somewhat fluffy, potato.
Also, add crumbled cooked bacon and cheese for a loaded mashed potato!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Cream, #cheese