An easy Homemade Creamy Mashed Potatoes recipe made with russet potatoes and a few other key ingredients. This easy creamy mashed potatoes recipe is perfect for weeknight dinners and holiday get-togethers. It’s an easy recipe that easily feeds a large crowd.
Homemade Creamy Mashed Potatoes
If you are looking for an easy-to-follow Homemade Creamy Mashed potatoes recipe, you have come to the right place. I love how the kids can join in on creating this recipe. If you want to put those kids to work this holiday, then this is the recipe for you. The kids had a great time mashing the potatoes and adding in the special ingredients.
Enjoy this easy-to-follow Homemade Creamy Mashed Potatoe Recipe at your dinner table during any time of the year. This is a perfect side dish for holiday meals, as well as fun family dinners.
Homemade Creamy Mashed Potatoes Ingredients
- Russet Potatoes
- Cream Cheese
- Milk or heavy cream
- Salt and Pepper
- Garlic Powder
This easy homemade mashed potatoes recipe uses only a few ingredients. You would be surprised at how much flavor this recipe can really pack. It’s a simple mashed potatoes recipe that uses russet potatoes, milk or heavy cream, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
The secret ingredient is of course the cream cheese, it really bumps up the flavor and adds an extra level of creaminess to this side dish.
How To Make Homemade Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Put a large pot of water on the stove until it boils. While the water is boiling on the stove, peel and cut the russet potatoes into 4 quarters. Rinse them off and then pop them into the pot to cook as directed on the recipe card, or until a fork and easily go through a potato.
Cook the potatoes until they are fork-tender, you can test this by using a fork to poke the potatoes. Once the fork goes through without resistance it means your potatoes are done. Drain the potatoes and then add the salt, pepper, garlic powder, stick of butter, and milk.
Easy Homemade Mashed Potatoes
Mash everything together using a hand mixer or potato masher. Next, we will add in the cream cheese and then blend with a hand mixer or a sturdy wooden spoon, until the mixture is creamy and soft. I like to add salt and pepper to the potatoes at this point, adjusting the flavor as need. Serve these warm homemade mashed potatoes immediately with butter and fresh-cut chives. Enjoy!
More Side Dishes
Try some of my other wonderful side dishes, like my Instant Pot Baked Potatoes or my Quick and Easy Queso Dip. These go great with some of my other entrees like this savory Sundried Tomato, Spinach, and Cheese Stuffed Chicken with Lemon Butter Sauce. Or this crazy delicious easy-to-make Spicy Thai Chicken Wings recipe, it’s finger-licking good.
- 7 Russet Potatoes
- 2/3 Cup of Philadelphia Cream Cheese
- 1 Cup of Milk
- 2 Tablespoons of Salt
- 2 Tablespoons of Crushed Pepper
- 2 Tablespoons of Garlic Powder
- Put a large pot of water on the stove until it boils. Peel and cut the 7 russet potatoes into 4 quarters. Rinse them off and then pop them into the pop to cook for at least 20 minutes, or until a fork and easily go through a potato.
- Drain the potatoes and then add the Salt, Pepper, and Garlic Powder. Add the stick of Butter and milk, Mash this all together until mixed.
- Add the Cream cheese and then blend with a mixer until the mixture is creamy and soft. Serve warm with butter and fresh cut chives. Enjoy!