Chive Smashed Potatoes Recipe
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Chive Smashed Potatoes Recipe

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No need to peel the potatoes—in fact, this is the only way we make mashed potatoes anymore. They’re chunky, tasty and attractive. And the flavored cream cheese is a delightful twist! —Beverly Norris, Evanston, Wyoming
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 4 pounds red potatoes, quartered
  • 2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) spreadable chive and onion cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 219 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 428mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Place potatoes and bouillon in a Dutch oven and cover with 8 cups water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  2. Drain and return to pan. Mash potatoes with cream cheese, cream, butter, salt and pepper. Yield: 12 servings (2/3 cup each).
Originally published as Chive Smashed Potatoes in Simple & Delicious October/November 2012, p47

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annrms User ID: 2649709 246302
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2016

"Delicious recipe! I made 1/3rd a recipe for the Cook's Corner ingredient/pantry challenge. I changed just one thing using olive oil instead of butter. I made my own spreadable cream cheese by microwaving regular and adding chives. Definitely a keeper!!!"

Brossi User ID: 8526235 240337
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2015

"Yummy! This was so nice. Loved the flavoured cream cheese in it. A definite winner for us. This is certainly one of the best potato recipes I have had. Thanks for a fantastic recipe! Didn't change a thing - perfect!"

pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 224897
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2015

"These are pretty tasty. The only change I made was halving the recipe."

mreilly615 User ID: 2340136 194357
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2013

"I made these for Thanksgiving and they were a huge hit. I was told by my kids to make these from now on!"

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 193265
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2012

"These are excellent mashed potatoes. I did peel maybe half of them but otherwise followed the recipe as written. It was a nice change for our Thanksgiving dinner."

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