Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe
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Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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I love potatoes, mashed ones especially. This company-worthy version is a great accompaniment to the beef roast I serve at our holiday meal. Cream cheese adds richness while garlic delivers distinctive flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 5 pounds medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika, optional

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 238 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 368mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  2. Place potatoes and garlic in a large bowl. Add cream cheese, milk, butter, salt and pepper; beat until smooth.
  3. Transfer potato mixture to a large serving bowl. Sprinkle with onions and paprika if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Mashed Potatoes in Taste of Home December/January 2001, p31

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dalan User ID: 1165260 44669
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"Great recipe! I used Yukon gold potatoes and it was a hit. Best mashed pototoes I've ever had and the cream cheese is the secret!"

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 30243
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2012

"These are fine mashed potatoes, nothing spectacular. There are other great mashed potato recipes on this website.

~ Theresa"

vewebber58 User ID: 998755 77432
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2009

"These are delicious! The garlic taste is subtle, but not overwhelming....the cheese adds a creaminess. My guests and I thought they were wonderful, definitely tastier than just plain mashed potatoes."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 29667
Reviewed May. 19, 2008

"Potatoes were very good and tasty, but nothing out of the ordinary. I needed to add more milk than was called for."

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