GARLIC CREAM CHEESE MASHED POTATOES — Creamy mashed potatoes loaded with minced garlic, butter, cream cheese and fresh parsley. The perfect side dish for holidays, Sunday dinner, or any night of the week!
I’m just going to lay it all on the line here and say these Garlic Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes are the best mashed potatoes I’ve ever had!
Trust me, these have to be good, because a few of my boys are real mashed potato connoisseurs. But what’s not to love about fluffy mashed potatoes with butter, garlic, cream cheese and fresh parsley?
It’s definitely not a low-fat, low-calorie side dish, which makes these mashed potatoes a perfect holiday indulgence.
I like to leave some of the skins on–as many as my kids will tolerate–because I think it makes for a great presentation. And of course, the skins are good for you.
Sometimes I end up adding a bit of milk or cream to get the potatoes to the consistency I want, and sometimes I don’t need to add any at all. If you feel like you need to add a bit of liquid, just start slowly and add your liquid gradually.
I hope you love these mashed potatoes as much as my family does. Don’t forget the gravy!
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Here’s what you’ll need to make Garlic Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes
- Produce: potatoes, garlic, fresh parsley
- Cream cheese
- Milk or cream
- Salt and pepper
Garlic Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Creamy mashed potatoes loaded with minced garlic, butter, cream cheese and fresh parsley. The perfect side dish for holidays, Sunday dinner, or any night of the week!
- 10 medium Russet potatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, diced
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened and cubed
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- Milk or cream, as needed
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add chopped potatoes and cook until fork tender, about 15 minutes.
- Drain the potatoes and place them in a large bowl. Add the butter, cream cheese and garlic.
- Mash the potatoes with a potato masher until they reach the desired consistency and texture, adding milk or cream, as needed. Stir in the parsley and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 391Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 175mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 9g
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Stephanie @ PlainChicken
These are my kind of potatoes! I could make a meal of them!
Emily @ Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt
Oh wow these sound so delicious! I am sharing Thanksgiving sides too each Thursday this month. I am definitely pinning this! Thank you for sharing over at the DBB!
Jenn @ We Do Fun Here
Mash potatoes are a MUST for Thanksgiving, and I love leaving some skins in mine too! I will have to try this recipe, looks amazing as always! 🙂 Pinned!
Mashed potatoes are easily my favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal. I wouldn’t show up if they weren’t on the menu! Yours sound fantastic- Can’t go wrong with a healthy helping of garlic.