Homemade Idaho® Potatoes Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Get ready for the creamiest mashed potatoes with cream cheese recipe. It is the perfect side-dish to so many meals. Cream cheese mashed potatoes goes with any meat or seafood.

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Ingredients:

  • 6 cups Idaho® Russet Potatoes, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese (full fat)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Chop the peeled Idaho® potatoes into 2-inch chunks. Add to a pot and cover halfway with water.
  3. Cover and bring to a boil. When the water starts to boil, turn down the heat to medium-low and simmer until the potatoes are softened. This will take about 15 minutes.
  4. In a frying pan, add olive oil and garlic. Sauté for 3 minutes.
  5. Add in cream cheese, butter, spices, and milk. Stir frequently. Simmer until the cream cheese is melted.
  6. Drain the potatoes into a colander.
  7. Add the potatoes to a large bowl and pour the cream cheese mixture on top.
  8. Use an electric mixer to whip the potatoes into a creamy soft mixture. Make sure there are no lumps.
  9. Spread the potato mixture into a casserole dish and sprinkle the top with Parmesan cheese.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes to blend the flavors together.
  11. Serve hot.
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Yield: 8-10

Source:
Sandi Gaertner
Food Blogger
Fearless Dining

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