So, anyone can learn how to make mashed potatoes, but this mashed potato recipe is the recipe that will top all other mashed potato recipes. Believe me, these creamy mashed potatoes will ruin you for all other mashed potatoes once you try them. Plus, it’s an easy recipe to follow that’s a big crowd pleaser!
Creamy Mashed Potato Recipe
This delicious recipe is adapted from The Pioneer Woman
- 5 pounds of regular Russet or Yukon Gold potatoes
- 1 1/2 sticks butter
- 8 oz package of cream cheese
- 1/2 cup Hiland Half & Half
- Seasoning: onion powder, salt, fresh ground pepper, garlic salt
Step 1. Peel potatoes and rinse under cold water.
You can cut the potatoes in halves or in fourths to make them cook faster and more evenly.
Step 2. Bring a pot of water to a simmer. Once it’s simmering, throw in all the potatoes and bring to a boil.
Cook for a good thirty minutes or more.
Step 3. Do the fork check to make sure the potatoes are done.
To know if the potatoes are cooked through, pierce a potato with a fork. The fork should easily slide with no resistance, and the potatoes should almost—but not totally—fall apart.
Step 4. Drain the potatoes in a large colander and place them back into a dry pot. Put the pot on the stove and turn the burner on low.
Step 5. Use a potato masher to mash away.
Step 6. Slice 1 1/2 sticks of butter right into the hot potatoes and add the 8 oz package of cream cheese. Then, pour in 1/2 cup of Half & Half and mash away again.
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You can always add more Half & Half later if you desire it.
Step 7. Add in your desired seasoning. Start with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper and work your way up if you want it to have a stronger flavor. Stir everything together.
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Originally posted on November 26, 2014 @ 7:16 PM