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Garlic Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

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These garlic cream cheese mashed potatoes are something I make quite often at my house but it never occurred to me that I hadn’t shared them yet! This recipe isn’t anything earth-shattering or crazy but it’s a recipe for mashed potatoes with a ton of flavor that come out perfect every time! How can anything be bad when it has butter, cream cheese, and garlic right?! Cream cheese garlic mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes, potatoes, recipe, easy, dinner, thanksgiving recipe, christmas recipe, cream cheese, garlic, creamy mashed potatoes

I know not everyone loves to make mashed potatoes from scratch but every once in a while, it’s nice to really put some love into our food and make it from start to finish. (I totally use store-bought mashed potatoes all the time so I’m not judging!) But these garlic cream cheese potatoes really are something special and they’re perfect for big holiday meals too!

I start by cutting the potatoes into 1 inch slices. This helps them cook a lot faster! Then I add the potatoes AND the garlic to the pot. This really gives the potatoes a great garlic flavor and saves an extra step at the end of having to cook the garlic separately. Cream cheese garlic mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes, potatoes, recipe, easy, dinner, thanksgiving recipe, christmas recipe, cream cheese, garlic, creamy mashed potatoesAfter they’ve boiled, I drain them and mash them together with the rest of the ingredients!! It’s that easy!Cream cheese garlic mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes, potatoes, recipe, easy, dinner, thanksgiving recipe, christmas recipe, cream cheese, garlic, creamy mashed potatoes

I top them off with a little extra butter and parsley for garnish and that’s it!! (If you’re serving these for a large group, you can add them to a slow cooker after you’ve boiled them and just keep them on warm. It keeps them nice and creamy!)Cream cheese garlic mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes, potatoes, recipe, easy, dinner, thanksgiving recipe, christmas recipe, cream cheese, garlic, creamy mashed potatoes

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Garlic Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs russet potatoes (about 6 or 7 depending on size)
  • 10 large garlic cloves (peeled)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
Instructions
  1. Peel potatoes and cut into 1" slices.

  2. Peel garlic and add potatoes and garlic to a large pot and cover with water. 

  3. Bring to a boil and continue to boil for 25-30 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. (You can poke them with a fork and if it goes through easily, they're done)

  4. Drain the potatoes and garlic and add them back to the pot. 

  5. Add in the butter, cream cheese, milk, salt, and pepper and mash with a potato masher. (If you want them creamier, just add more milk a little bit at a time) 

  6. Serve immediately or add to a slow cooker on warm. 

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  • Monica | Nourish & Fete
    July 5, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    These look incredible! I love to make mashed potatoes from scratch with roasted garlic, but have never heard of adding cream cheese before. I can imagine it does amazing things for the texture! Will definitely give it a go. 🙂

    • Coco and Ash
      July 5, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      They turn out so creamy!! Hope you get to try the cream cheese! 🙂 Roasted garlic sounds amazing too!

  • Emily
    July 5, 2017 at 3:59 pm

    I love mashed potatoes, it’s pure comfort food. I’ll definitely be trying this recipe!

    • Coco and Ash
      July 5, 2017 at 6:47 pm

      Hope you love it! Thank you!

  • Jagruti
    July 5, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    This garlic mashed potato look incredibly tasty, delicious flavours.

  • Dannii
    July 5, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    This is exactly how we make our mashed potatoes too. The more garlic the better I say!

    • Coco and Ash
      July 5, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      I agree! You can never have too much garlic 🙂

  • rika
    July 5, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    I love mashed potatoes! My kids can eat this everyday! Looks so creamy!

    • Coco and Ash
      July 5, 2017 at 6:46 pm

      Thanks Rika!! My kids too! 🙂

  • heather (delicious not gorgeous)
    July 26, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    mm 😍 i make mashed potatoes with buttermilk instead of cream cheese and milk, but this sounds just as tangy and even more decadent! might have to do a buttermilk batch and a cream cheese/milk batch for thanksgiving, and have people taste test (i’m sure they wouldn’t mind 😉).

    • Coco and Ash
      July 27, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      Ohh that sounds like a great idea to me!! I might have to try the buttermilk too! 🙂