These Mashed Potatoes are full of flavor and velvety smooth. The secret? A clever combination of russet potatoes, cream cheese, and sour cream. Buckle up for a creamy journey that transforms your ordinary potatoes into a rich, luxurious treat. If you love potatoes, make sure to check out my no-fail baked potato recipe too!

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How to Make the Creamiest Mashed Potatoes

While traditional mashed potatoes rely on butter, our version takes a unique turn with minimal butter and a generous dose of cream cheese and sour cream. Discover the magic of achieving unparalleled smoothness without the need for a hand-held mixer or ricer – simplicity at its finest.

How to Serve Mashed Potatoes

Customize each serving with a drizzle of melted butter, a sprinkle of fresh parsley or scallions, creating a feast that caters to all taste preferences. Serve with or without gravy. We don’t think you’ll miss it. Some good meal pairing options are:

Storage

Freezing

These mashed potatoes are freezer-friendly, offering a convenient solution for meal planning. Place them in quart-size freezer-safe bags, removing excess air, and flattening them for even freezing. Label each bag with the date and consume within 3 months.

Reheating

To reheat, employ the slow and steady method on low heat in a covered saucepan, stirring occasionally. Add whole milk, heavy cream, or butter if needed to prevent dryness. Microwave reheating is a quicker alternative. Ensure even heating by removing the bag and placing the potatoes on a plate or bowl.

A bowl of mashed potatoes, covered in melted butter, from the side.

Why are My Potatoes Lumpy?

Did your potatoes turn out Lumpy? Fear not. For lumps, a touch of milk or cream over low heat will smoothen them out. Watery consistency can be addressed by cooking over low heat to evaporate excess moisture – just keep a watchful eye and stir frequently to prevent burning.

An overhead image of a white bowl filled with creamy mashed potatoes and covered in melted butter.

Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
These Mashed Potatoes are full of flavor and velvety smooth. The secret? A clever combination of russet potatoes, cream cheese, and sour cream. Buckle up for a creamy journey that transforms your ordinary mashed potatoes into a rich, luxurious treat.

Ingredients

  • 10 medium russet potatoes, rinse, peeled, quartered
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • kosher salt and pepper, to taste

Toppings

  • unsalted butter, melted
  • parsley, chopped for garnish

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Add the potatoes and cover. Simmer until potatoes are fork tender, about 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat and drain.
  • Return the potatoes to the pot and add cream cheese, sour cream, and garlic salt. Using a potato masher, mash the mixture together until creamy. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Spoon into a serving bowl and garnish with melted butter and parsley

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