Rich & Creamy Parmesan Mashed Potatoes Recipe
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Rich & Creamy Parmesan Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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For special occasions (like my husband’s birthday dinners), I mash my potatoes with cream cheese, sour cream and Parmesan. It's divine comfort food. —Jo Ann Burrington, Osceola, IN
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 pounds red potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 6 cups)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Butter and additional grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup: 199 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 612mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.


  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan; add broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Uncover; cook 4-6 minutes longer or until broth is almost evaporated, stirring occasionally.
  2. Reduce heat to low; stir in cream cheese until melted. Mash potatoes slightly, gradually adding sour cream, Parmesan cheese and salt; heat through. If desired, serve with butter and additional Parmesan cheese. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Rich & Creamy Parmesan Mashed Potatoes in Taste of Home November 2015, p57

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 255682
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2016

"Made as-is and they turned out great. I added the sour slowly to make sure potatoes did not get runny. I used the entire quantity and it was fine."

dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 242950
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2016

"Loved the taste of these. Just do what the recipe says and gradually add the sour cream so you can monitor the consistency. Mine was too runny."

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