Photo: J. Savage Gibson; Styling: Mary Lyn Hill
10 servings

This easy recipe for cream cheese mashed potatoes is a great way to jazz up simple weeknight meals.

How to Make It

Step 1

Peel potatoes, and cut into 1-inch cubes. Cook in a medium saucepan in boiling water to cover 15 to 20 minutes or until tender; drain and place into a large mixing bowl.

Step 2

Add cream cheese and next 4 ingredients; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy (do not overbeat). Spoon into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch or 3-quart baking dish.

Step 3

Bake, covered, at 325° for 50 minutes or until thoroughly heated; garnish, if desired.

Step 4

Note: Unbaked mashed potatoes may be chilled up to 2 days. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes, and bake as directed.

Ratings & Reviews

EmeraldEyes71's Review

November 08, 2012

luvbears's Review

March 31, 2012
I've been making these mashed potatoes for years. The only change I make is to use onion powder and garlic powder to taste, then after they are ready, will sometimes place in a casserole dish, cover top with shredded colby or cheddar cheese, then bake until melted. Sprinkle top with paprika. I get rave reviews every time!

danachelle's Review

April 30, 2011
This is my mashed potatoe recipe from now on! Perfect!!!! My whole family loved these and the leftovers are amazing!!!!

nanaluvs2cook's Review

April 18, 2011
These potatoes are delicious...and I had even frozen them! It's important to really fluff them up with a fork after reheating. I couldn't believe it!! NO ONE could believe they came out of the freezer. This is a keeper recipe. I love freeze ahead winners like this one.

alleycat's Review

November 28, 2010
I prepared this cream cheese mashed potatoes recipe for Thanksgiving this year. It was really excellent. I substituted 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese in place of 3oz of cream cheese. Guests including kids loved it! I will only make this recipe for mashed potatoes from now on! Highly recommended recipe!

Cristy's Review

November 18, 2009
We make these potatoes all the time and everyone is a fan. I dot the top with butter and sprinkle pretty heavily with seasoning salt.