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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


  • 5 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika, optional


  • 1. Place potatoes and garlic in a saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are very tender. Drain well. Place potatoes and garlic in a mixing bowl. Add cream cheese, milk, butter, salt and pepper; beat until smooth. Transfer to a 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.

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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!"

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2012

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

~ Theresa"

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."

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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