This recipe is often requested during Thanksgiving. It's totally tasty and everyone will rave! For a variation, serve in a casserole dish, and refrigerate overnight. Sprinkle extra Parmesan cheese and butter over potatoes and reheat in the oven.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes; cook until tender but still firm. Drain and return to stove over low heat to dry for 1 to 2 minutes.

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  • Add butter, Parmesan cheese, chives, cream cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper. Use a potato masher to mash until smooth, and serve.

Nutrition Facts

381 calories; protein 11.6g 23% DV; carbohydrates 36.3g 12% DV; fat 21.8g 34% DV; cholesterol 64mg 21% DV; sodium 356.1mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2009
WOW! not to brag, but the changes i made to this recipe...i truly think they were the best mashed potatoes i have ever eaten. used about 7 medium russet potatoes, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1 stick REAL butter, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, 2 cloves garlic (mashed up), sea salt, and cracked black pepper. the KEY to making mashed potatoes creamy is NOT to over mix. set your mixer on about a "4" and mix until it resembles the texture of frosting. also, scrape the sides once about halfway thru the mixing. be careful not to fold too much when you scrape...all that GOOD mixing you are doing to FLUFF your potatoes will be wasted! total...i mix for about 1.5 minutes, scrape the sides, and mix for another 1.5-2.5 minutes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/09/2004
I surprised no one else questioned this but the recipe says to use 1 pound of potatoes. 1 pound of potatoes is probably one potato. I used 8 since it was supposed to make eight servings. I had to use twice as much butter and add milk just to be able to stir the potatoes. I also only used about half the garlic it called for and it was still extremely strong. It was ok but I won't make it again. Read More
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455 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 106
  • 3 star values: 34
  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2009
WOW! not to brag, but the changes i made to this recipe...i truly think they were the best mashed potatoes i have ever eaten. used about 7 medium russet potatoes, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup heavy cream, 1 stick REAL butter, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, 2 cloves garlic (mashed up), sea salt, and cracked black pepper. the KEY to making mashed potatoes creamy is NOT to over mix. set your mixer on about a "4" and mix until it resembles the texture of frosting. also, scrape the sides once about halfway thru the mixing. be careful not to fold too much when you scrape...all that GOOD mixing you are doing to FLUFF your potatoes will be wasted! total...i mix for about 1.5 minutes, scrape the sides, and mix for another 1.5-2.5 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2010
I used 3 lbs. of Yukon potatoes. I kept the butter amount the same, but only used 4 oz. of cream cheese. I didn't have fresh chives so I used about a tablespoon of dried. I only used 1/3 c. of parmesan cheese and added 1/4 c. of hot whole milk. I also upped the garlic just a bit, to two minced cloves. With my alterations, these are KILLER. Even my husband who isn't huge on dinner compliments raved about these and went back for seconds. They are so rich and decadent. I wouldn't make them all the time but every now and again is a nice change from my standard mashed potato recipe. This mashed potato dish compliments the Awesome Pot Roast really well. EDITED TO ADD 10/07/08: I suggest you try my modifications, double the recipe and eat the leftovers the next day. They are insane good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/06/2007
I would give the flavor of these potatoes 5 stars. I would give the recipe as written 3 stars-- my compromise is 4. I used 3# of potatoes for 3 people and we had a good bit leftover. I eyeballed the other ingredients and kept tasting them until it had the flavor I wanted. They're very good, but the recipe is way off as written. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/09/2004
I surprised no one else questioned this but the recipe says to use 1 pound of potatoes. 1 pound of potatoes is probably one potato. I used 8 since it was supposed to make eight servings. I had to use twice as much butter and add milk just to be able to stir the potatoes. I also only used about half the garlic it called for and it was still extremely strong. It was ok but I won't make it again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/26/2007
Made exactly according to the recipe the consistency is like glue. Way too much cheese for the amount of potatoes. If I made these again I would follow the advice of other reviewers who recommend scaling back on the amount of cream cheese and adding some milk. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/15/2002
This recipe was very delicious! To make the mixture more garlicky I boiled several garlic cloves with the potatoes; when they were soft they were easier to blend with the mixture. I like previous others thought the mixture needed some added smoothness. Milk solved the problem. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2010
So I cheated a little and consolidated this recipe with the "night-before" mashed potato recipe... I had to make them for Thanksgiving (which was at my aunt's house about two hours away and to avoid traffic we had to get up and drive there 10 hrs before dinner would be served). Only SUBSTITUTING half the parmesan cheese for it's equivalence of sour cream garlic salt for the garlic since I didn't have any on hand omitted the chives for the same reason garnished with sprinkles of paprika freshly grated salt and pepper then baked the refrigerated mashed potatoes at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes... THEY WERE A HUGE HIT! Creamy whipped-like and flavorful. People who said that they didn't even LIKE mashed potatoes went back for seconds! I was nominated official mashed potato maker for every holiday occasion =) And there were leftovers of almost every other dish except for these which was almost licked off the entire tray AND people were still asking if there were more. I had tripled the recipe! You just can't go wrong. Thanks for the recipe idea! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2004
These are so easy that I make them all the time. I do have to add a bit of milk because they tend to get a little dry. I also like to add some shredded cheese (for cheese lover hubby). These are great. Thanks for posting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2007
realy good i add a bit of sour cream into the mix and their perfect Read More
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