Garlic & Herb Mashed Potatoes Recipe
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Garlic & Herb Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Cream cheese is the secret ingredient in these comforting spuds. Simply mash, mix and let them warm in the slow cooker.—Frieda Bliesner, McAllen, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Cook: 2 hours
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 4 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes (about 15 medium), peeled and cubed
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed and softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 341 calories, 24g fat (15g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 267mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Place potatoes and water to cover in a 6-qt. stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until tender, 10-15 minutes. Drain potatoes; return to pot. Mash potatoes, gradually adding cream cheese and butter. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  2. Transfer to a greased 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, to allow flavors to blend, 2-3 hours. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Garlic & Herb Mashed Potatoes in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2012, p24

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ojc0806 User ID: 4482783 223490
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2015

"These are the best tasting mashed potatoes! I prepared them the night before and then placed in my crock pot insert in the fridge. Then I simply added 1 hour to the slow cooker time. It was nice not to mess up the kitchen the day company was coming."

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