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cream cheese mashed potatoes

Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes - The absolute best, easy to make, mashed potatoes!  These cream cheese mashed potatoes are perfectly creamy, buttery, and full of cream cheese flavor with a hint of garlic!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 338kcal
Author Nichole


  • 5 Pounds Russet Potatoes
  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese
  • 1 Stick Butter
  • 1/2 - 1 Cup Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
  • Chives for serving, Optional


  • Wash and peel potatoes, then cut into 1 inch cubes.  Place the potatoes into a large stockpot and cover with cold water.  Bring the potatoes to a gentle boil and cook for 15-20 minutes until tender.  Drain the potatoes and return to the warm pot, or to a mixing bowl.
  • Add the cream cheese, butter, milk, and seasonings to the potatoes.  Mash slightly to break the large potatoes up.  Beat the potatoes with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and fluffy.  
  • Serve immediately garnished with chives if desired.  


NOTE:  I start with 1/2 Cup of milk for this recipe and add more if needed for desired consistency.  Use 1 Cup of milk or a little more if you like your potatoes a little more thin.  


Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 397mg | Potassium: 980mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg