These are some fancy smancy potatoes!! They are totally sinful on the waist line, but totally worth it on the taste buds!! Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes, as I’m sure you’ve guessed, are made up of potatoes, cubed up cream cheese, garlic, and of course some heavy whipping cream. The garlic is cooked with the potatoes to make sure that every bite is infused with that perfect amount of garlicky flavor. I am going to make these potatoes for my family this Thanksgiving and can’t wait for them to try them. When planning ahead for the big meal the great thing about mashed potatoes is that you can make them up to 4 hours before the meal and put them on low in the crock pot before serving. That way they stay warm and you can focus on other dishes right before the meal and not have to worry about your potatoes. Trust me, it is so nice to have one less thing to worry about. No matter how planned I am I always seem to be running around like a chicken right before the big meal doing all the last minute stuff. 😉 I’m SO looking forward to next week and getting to love on my family. It’s been too long!
How do make your potatoes? Do you add anything to them like garlic, cheese, or maybe sour cream? I’d love to hear about the way you make them.
- 5 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and cut up into cubes
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup whipping cream or half and half
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter
- 12 oz cream cheese at room temperature and cut into pieces.
- Place cubed potatoes and minced garlic into a large pot.
- Cover with water and bring to boil.
- Place lid on potatoes and lower temperature to a simmer. Let simmer for about 20 minutes or until you can easily cute through one of the cubes with a knife.
- While potatoes are cooking melt your butter over a low heat.
- Add cream to the melted butter and continue to keep it warming over a low heat.
- When potatoes are done, drain the water and mash potatoes with a masher.
- Add cream cheese and butter/cream mixture to the potatoes. Stir until cream cheese is melted and well combined.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
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Have a blessed day friends!! 🙂