Mashed Potatoes Recipe With Cream Cheese - Thanksgiving Recipes
Best Mashed Potatoes Recipe With Cream Cheese - Thanksgiving Recipes Made Easy
This mashed potatoes recipe with cream cheese is indulgent. Also called creamed potatoes, these are the best mashed potatoes. They are indeed creamy, fluffy, and filling. They go beyond plain mashed potatoes. While I wouldn't recommend making these mashed potatoes every week, they are a great side dish recipe for Thanksgiving, holidays, or special occasions.
Since this mashed potatoes recipe uses no butter, the dish is no more fattening than regular mashed potatoes. Plus, they are so flavorful, that they need no gravy. They taste like a gourmet dish that took a lot of fussing. But the truth is, this is a very easy mashed potatoes recipe to make for your Thanksgiving dinner menu.
Ingredients for Mashed Potatoes With Cream Cheese
Mashed Potatoes Recipe Ingredients for 4 Servings
This recipe for mashed potatoes used few ingredients:
- 2 pounds new red potatoes, cut into quarters
- 1/2 cup garlic and herbs flavored cream cheese spread
- 3 tablespoons evaporated milk, cream or milk
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- Pinch of salt and pepper, or to taste
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How to Make Mashed Potatoes With Cream Cheese
Place the potatoes in a pot in boiling water on the stove. Continue to
boil for 15 minutes or so. The potatoes will be done when they feel
tender using a fork to test them.
Drain the potatoes. Add the cream cheese and milk.
Mash the potatoes until they are smooth, fluffy, and creamy. Use either a hand masher or a mixer.
Serve right away.
These homemade mashed potatoes are so easy to make, you may never use instant mashed potatoes again!
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Mashed Potatoes Recipe Tips (Creamed Potatoes Down South)
You can use any type of potato you like, but I prefer new red potatoes.
Also, you aren't limited to garlic and herbs flavored cream cheese spread. You can use other flavors, such as chives and onions or even use plain cream cheese. Try flavors like sundried tomato and basil for a true gourmet taste.
You can also add other ingredients- Cheddar cheese, crumbled and cooked bacon, a bit of butter or sour cream, etc. Experiment and have fun cooking. You could end up with your own special signature dish!
Regarding the information above, don't do your recipe experiments with an important meal. It's better to try out new recipe variations before adding them to your Thanksgiving dinner menu or other special occasion meal.
To cut down on calories, you may reduced fat cream cheese and/or skim milk.
You can peel the potatoes if you like. But I don't. I just clean them well and leave the peels on. The peel contains most of the nutritional value of potatoes, plus it contains fiber.
Make the mashed potatoes last, right before eating. Very few dishes taste worse than cold mashed potatoes, in my opinion.
If you have any leftover mashed potatoes, don't throw them away. Use them the next day to make potato pancakes!