Creamy mashed potatoes


Creamy mashed potatoes -my all time favorite side dish recipe and a must make for Thanksgiving.

I must say …mashed potatoes have to be one of my favorite foods. I know I’m weird… but I always order mashed potatoes (or some type) as a side at restaurants. Yes, I even did this at a pizza joint last week and I’m so glad I did because the mashed potatoes were amazing.

I still remember helping my grandma make them for Sunday dinner as a little girl. I soon became her best “masher.” She would always ask me how many potatoes we should cook and I’d tell her the whole bag of course. ;) My grandma taught me the art of good mashed potatoes. That of course involves lots of butter and cream. Yes cream. So much butter than milk and you won’t be sorry. I also add in a little cream cheese which makes them extra creamy. Mmm…


The creamiest mashed potato recipe on ...they are simple to whip up and taste AMAZING!

Creamy mashed potatoes

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20-30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


5 lb bag potatoes

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 stick (1/2 cup) salted butter

4 oz cream cheese

1/4 cup heavy cream

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper


Fill a large pot of water and bring water to a boil with 1 teaspoon salt.

Peel and wash potatoes. Dice into 2 inch pieces. Place potatoes in the pan and cook for 20-30 minutes, or until a fork inserts easily. Drain potatoes and place back in pan. Let steam evaporate.

Add butter, cream cheese, heavy cream, salt and pepper. Mash with a potato masher. If you want them extra creamy use an electric mixer. Add a Tablespoon or two more heavy creamy if you'd like them even creamier.

You can also add more salt and pepper to taste.

Enjoy plain, with gravy or melted cheese on top.

The creamiest mashed potato recipe on ...they are simple to whip up and taste AMAZING!

Top with lots of gravy or melted cheese and bacon… mmm

The creamiest mashed potato recipe on ...they are simple to whip up and taste AMAZING!


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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Sara @ Bitz & Giggles posted on October 30, 2014 at 10:37 am (#

    Jamielyn, these mashed potatoes look amazing and are just in time for all of the wonderful eating that goes on over the holiday season! Pinned and I WILL be making these!

  2. Coleen posted on October 30, 2014 at 11:01 am (#

    I’ve never thought to use cream cheese but it sounds divine! YUMMY!!! Mashed potatoes and noodles :)

  3. Laura posted on October 31, 2014 at 11:17 pm (#

    I dice an onion and throw it in the pot when I boil the potatoes.  I also use some sour cream in addition to cream cheese, cream, and butter.  Someone once asked at a potluck if I knew about how many calories were in them, I told her if she needs to ask, then she shouldn’t eat them!

    • Jamielyn posted on November 14, 2014 at 12:08 am (#

      Mmmm sounds delicious! I agree, the more cream and butter the better with mashed potatoes…no calorie counting allowed!

  4. Michelle posted on November 5, 2014 at 10:55 pm (#

    These are definitely going on my Thanksgiving side dish menu! :)

  5. Taryn posted on November 3, 2016 at 7:20 pm (#

    I will be making these for Friendsgiving this weekend! I trust all your recipes! 😊 Do you have a tried and true gravy recipe?