A simple, flavorful side dish that your family will love! Just two ingredients to creamy mashed potatoes with cream cheese.
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Just 2 ingredients to a yummy side dish that’s sure to be a family favorite? Yes! This side features petite potatoes, a simple, yet delicious base in this easy recipe for herbed mashed potatoes.
INGREDIENTS TO MAKE HOMEMADE MASHED POTATOES WITH CREAM CHEESE:
- 1 lb petite potatoes
- 8 oz herbed cream cheese
HOW TO MAKE MASHED POTATOES WITH CREAM CHEESE:
- Boil petite potatoes in pot of water for 10-15 minutes, or until tender.
- Drain potatoes, add to large bowl.
- Add cream cheese, mix with potato masher to desired consistency.
- Serve and enjoy!
I love to use potatoes in my everyday meals. They are a busy parents’ best friend, for sure. They are simple for both new and veteran cooks to use in recipes, and they offer unlimited possibilities for quick, delicious meals.
Not only are potatoes convenient to have on hand in the pantry, but they are full of wholesome nutrients! When I cook with potatoes, I love to leave the skin on, as it adds both texture and nutrients.
They also compliment any flavor you add to them. In this case, I added herbed cream cheese to instantly create a yummy side dish full of flavor and nutrients. It’s a little cooking hack that I love to use when I need a side dish fast.
HANDY TOOLS TO MAKE CREAMY MASHED POTATOES WITH CREAM CHEESE:
- large stockpot – good size for large items, sturdy
- potato masher – simple to use, mash to desired consistency each time
Boil the petite potatoes until soft, drain the water, and add the cream cheese. Mix with a potato masher or large spoon until you reach the desired consistency.
Can you believe that’s only a couple of ingredients?! Petite potatoes and herbed cream cheese. That’s it!
Love little shortcuts like this. Makes getting dinner on the table every night so much easier. You could even try variations on this simple dish, like using different types of potatoes (reds! russets!) or picking up different flavors of cream cheese. Whatever your family enjoys!
Make an easy side dish tonight, with flavorful petite potatoes and herbed cream cheese!
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How do you keep mashed potatoes from getting gummy?
Boil them until soft, but not yet dissolving in the pot. Once cooked, steam off any remaining moisture completely, as they need to be as dry as possible before mashing. To avoid a gummy, overstarched mess, mash the potatoes while they’re still hot and dry.
What type of potato is best for mashing?
Choose higher starch potatoes (like Russets or Yukon golds) for the fluffiest, smoothest, and most flavor-packed mash.
How many potatoes should you make per person for mashed potatoes?
As a side dish, you should plan on 1/2 pound of potatoes per person. That means if you are planning on 10 people, use 5 pounds of potatoes.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 131 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 7mg Sodium: 34mg Carbohydrates: 24g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 2g Protein: 3g