Mashed Potatoes with Cream Cheese


This recipe for mashed potatoes with cream cheese has traveled from coast to coast through family members who try it and fall in love. It's simple, delicious, and is great for dinner or something more special such as Thanksgiving.

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


  • 5 medium russet potatoes, scrubbed and quartered

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 tablespoon salted butter

  • salt to taste


  1. 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 bowl.

  2. While potatoes are still hot and steaming, add cream cheese, milk, butter, and salt. Blend with an electric hand mixer until creamy and smooth.


Make sure you add enough salt! It will enhance the flavor of the cream cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

287 Calories
15g Fat
32g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 287
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 137mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 35mg 175%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 800mg 17%

* 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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