Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.


20 servings

Updated: Sep. 24, 2022
Whenever I serve this easy mash, the bowl is always scraped clean. Before holiday feasts, I make it early and keep it warm in a slow cooker so I can focus on last-minute details. —Jill Thomas, Washington, Indiana
Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 8 pounds russet potatoes
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Additional melted butter, optional
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions


  1. Peel and cube potatoes. Place in a large stockpot; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until tender, 12-15 minutes. Drain.
  2. With a mixer, beat cream cheese, 1/2 cup melted butter, salt and pepper until smooth. Add potatoes; beat until light and fluffy. If desired, top with additional melted butter. Sprinkle with green onions.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 185 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 318mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.