These potatoes are a perfect complement to ANY meal. I add a bit of room-temperature cream cheese and a tablespoon of sour cream without telling the family. They turn out perfect, fluffy, and very tasty.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.

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  • Beat butter and cream cheese into the potatoes with an electric mixer until butter is nearly melted. Add milk and sour cream; beat until smooth. Season with salt and black pepper.

Nutrition Facts

245 calories; protein 5.5g 11% DV; carbohydrates 40.4g 13% DV; fat 7.4g 11% DV; cholesterol 20.2mg 7% DV; sodium 69.2mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2012
I added a good amount homemade roasted garlic in this mashed potato recipe. I used warm EVAPORATED milk and a little more than what was asked for as I wanted a little more loose mashed potatoes. This made enough for two meals; once with meat loaf last night and with stew tonight. We loved these mashed potatoes! Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 2
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  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2012
I added a good amount homemade roasted garlic in this mashed potato recipe. I used warm EVAPORATED milk and a little more than what was asked for as I wanted a little more loose mashed potatoes. This made enough for two meals; once with meat loaf last night and with stew tonight. We loved these mashed potatoes! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2012
This was really good. However I did not add the milk or sour cream as it would have made the potatoes way too watery. The were the perfect texture with just the butter and cream cheese. Thanks for posting the recipe Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/20/2012
So easy and delicious. Definitely a repeat recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2014
So simple yet oh so good! These mashed potatoes are creamy rich and delicious - comfort food at it's best! And while you can lighten them up switching out low fat ingredients for full fat - I chose to stick with the full fat version. Just as the submitter states - "These potatoes are a perfect compliment to ANY meal". Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2015
I have been making a different mashed potato recipe that produces more heavy dense potatoes. I was looking for something lighter and creamier. This fit the bill! These potatoes were fantastic. Next time I will add garlic and a bit more salt during the cooking process but that's only because I have a son who prefers a more salty garlicky taste. To 3/4 of us these were fantastic. I will definitely keep these in the rotation. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2013
I absolutely love these potatoes. I was never a potato person but after I tried these you can't get me to eat any other way. The only thing I would add is a little more salt and pepper. Bon Apetit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2019
I made this for my heavenly spirit farther's the late Rev Johnson birthday party who turned 100 year's old on St Patrick's day. I chose this recipe because my father loved his mashed potatoes to be prepared with sour cream. I invited my siblings and their children for this celebration; this recipe was perfectly creamy buttery and had such an amazing flavor. My sisters begged me for the recipe which I refused to share! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2015
A little extra butter never hurts....Easy and oh.......so good. Loved it!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2015
So easy and creamy/buttery taste! Loved it! Read More