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Rich & Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Rich & Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

It's a cinch to jazz up instant mashed potatoes with sour cream and cream cheese, then cook and serve them from a slow cooker. For a special touch, sprinkle the perfect-for-party time potatoes with chopped fresh chives, canned French-fried onions or fresh grated Parmesan cheese.—Donna Bardocz, Howell, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2 hours YIELD:10 servings


  • 3-3/4 cups boiling water
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 cups mashed potato flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional


  • 1. In a greased 4-qt. slow cooker, whisk the boiling water, milk, cream cheese, butter and sour cream until smooth. Stir in the potato flakes, garlic salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours or until heated through. Sprinkle with parsley if desired. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 299 calories, 20g fat (13g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 390mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein .

Reviews for Rich & Creamy Mashed Potatoes

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Reviewed Dec. 5, 2015

"These were great ... took only a few minutes to make, and using the slow cooker meant I had one less dish competing for space in the oven. I served these on Thanksgiving and everyone thought they were "real" potatoes, so this recipe goes into the permanent file for sure."

Reviewed Dec. 16, 2014

"abolutely the way to go when a feast is being cooked my kids couldnt tell the diff from real and believe me they could smell a fake potato a mile away before i pulled this"

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