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Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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. YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Creamy Mashed Potatoes

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MY REVIEW
dalan
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!"

MY REVIEW
lurky27
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2012

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

~ Theresa"

MY REVIEW
vewebber58
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."

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justmbeth
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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