Mashed Potatoes with Cream Cheese

Mashed Potatoes with Cream Cheese

Mashed Potatoes with Cream Cheese

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes


6 people

This simple recipe turns out marvelous mashed potatoes every time. Using a ricer results in just the right texture.

Why Try? Ricing the potatoes ensures they won’t be over mixed which can result in a gluey texture. This method will yield wonderful, fluffy mashed potatoes everyone will love.

To save time, this side dish can be made several days ahead, held refrigerated and reheated in the microwave to serve!


  • 2 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, diced into 2-inch pieces
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup half and half, warmed
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • 1 Put potatoes into a saucepan. Add water until potatoes are covered.
  • 2 Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, 15-20 minutes or until fork tender. Drain thoroughly.
  • 3 Rice potatoes into a large bowl.
  • 4 Add remaining ingredients and stir until thoroughly blended. Serve warm.



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