Mashed Potatoes with Cream Cheese
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Mashed Potatoes with Cream Cheese

Mashed potatoes are a staple for a holiday get together or a side for a family dinner. This recipe makes the mashed potatoes extra creamy and rich by adding cream cheese. They are easy to make and will stand out as a favorite on your dinner table.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Patti from


  • 3 1/2 pounds potatoes
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 3/4 cup milk


  • Peel and cut potatoes into 1 inch cubes.
  • Add potatoes and and 1 tablespoon salt in a medium pot, cover with cold water by 2 inches, and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat, cover partially, and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 35 minutes. Drain.
  • Combine potatoes, cream cheese, butter, and milk in a mixer bowl fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat until combined.
  • Season with salt and pepper, and beat to desired consistency.