Mom's Famous Mashed Potatoes

Karen Baker


This recipe I pretty much decided on from seeing other recipes for mashed potatoes and decided I'd tweet them all and add pretty much everything I personally liked! And let me tell you, they were a hit with my kids and my family. You can add more or even less of the ingredients because I pretty much do things by taste anyway, but this is basically the amount that I use. The reason I make a 5 pound bag of potatoes with a family is so I can always have the extra's for another meal during the week! ( If it lasts because my kids would take them out of the fridge and microwave just them for snack.)


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10 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • bag(s)
    one five pound bag of potatoes
  • pkg
    3/4 of packaged cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup c
    3/4 cup of sour cream, or more to your liking if you want.
  • stick
    one stick of butter
  • Tbsp
    a few tablespoons of milk , or until creamy.
  • Tbsp
    3/4 package of hidden valley dry ranch dressing
  • pinch
    a few pinches of salt and pepper if desired, or to taste.
  • slice
    a few slices of bacon sprinkled on top or mixed and crumbled if desired in recipe.

How to Make Mom's Famous Mashed Potatoes


  1. Boil your peeled potatoes and cook until tender and done.
  2. Mix one stick of soft butter, salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add almost a full package of hidden valley ranch dry dressing, sour cream, and all ingredients with a mixer and a tad of milk.

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About Mom's Famous Mashed Potatoes

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American

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