Martina McBride's Kansas Creamy Mashed Potatoes


Both Country Crock® and Martina McBride are from Kansas, a place that inspired her to create this creamy and comforting side dish--a staple in her home.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste

  • ¼ cup Country Crock® Spread

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened

  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • ¼ cup half-and-half, warmed

  • ¾ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme

  • 1 tablespoon Country Crock® Spread


  1. Add the potatoes to a large saucepan and cover with cold water by at least 1 inch. Add the salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, partially covered, until the potatoes are very tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain and return the potatoes to the pan.

  2. Break up the potatoes with a potato masher or a handheld mixer on low speed. Gradually add Country Crock® Spread and beat until incorporated. Gradually add the cream cheese, and sour cream, beating well after each addition.

  3. Gradually stir in the warm half-and-half, 2 tablespoons at a time, until well incorporated and the potatoes are fluffy and light (you may not need all the half-and-half). Stir in the thyme and season to taste with salt and pepper. Top with remaining tablespoon Country Crock® Spread.

    Martina McBride holding a bowl of mashed potatoes.

Cook's Notes:

For a cheesier version of mashed potatoes, stir in 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese.

Use milk instead of half and half, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

187 Calories
10g Fat
21g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 187
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 72mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 23mg 114%
Calcium 51mg 4%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 527mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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