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Garlic and Herb Mashed Potatoes

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


  • 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 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


  • 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.
  • Transfer to a greased 3- or 4-qt. slow cooker. Cook, covered, to allow flavors to blend, 2-3 hours.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 341 calories, 24g fat (15g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 267mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • mammabelle
    Nov 22, 2018

    This is my new favorite Mashed potato recipe. Wonderful flavor and creaminess. I followed the recipe except I did not add the cream - the potatoes would have been soup if I added it. I did not use the crockpot either. I put them in the warming draw of the stove which did the trick.

  • Michele
    Nov 7, 2018

    Dear gram-9, What's your problem? Just because you've seen this before, do you automatically think that everyone else has seen it also? Hmmm.....

  • rebelwithoutaclue
    Nov 7, 2018

    gram-9 must be the clearinghouse for all recipes on the internet! LOL

  • nyvalerie
    Nov 7, 2018

    These potatoes are fabulous -- not exactly diet food -- but great for special occasions. I like seeing recipe repeated every now and then as it reminds me to add it to my company menu!

  • tessesa
    Nov 16, 2017

    I want to start out by saying, gram-9, just because you've seen a recipe several times doesn't mean the rest of the world has. Why make that comment under the review section anyways? I appreciated the recipe and made it last night. It was quite good but I bet leftovers will be even better tonight. Thanks Taste of Home!

  • gram-9
    Nov 14, 2017

    I've seen these several times in different sites. PLEASE STOP FEATURING THEM!

  • ojc0806
    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.