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Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes are light, fluffy, and so flavorful! They're perfect by themselves, but also great with gravy for Thanksgiving.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword mashed potatoes, creamy mashed potatoes, cream cheese mashed potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 211 kcal


  • 2 lbs russet potatoes
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 8 oz cream cheese, SOFTENED
  • 1/2 tsp + 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp chives (optional)


  1. Peel potatoes and then cut into a 1-inch pieces. Place in a large deep pot. Cover with cold water. Season water with a little bit of salt. Bring to a boil. Boil potatoes until they are VERY fork-tender. About 20-25 minutes.

  2. Drain potatoes. Let them sit in the colendar until VERY dry, about 3-4 minutes. Make sure there is no excess moisture on the potatoes. While the potatoes dry out, add the butter and milk to a microwave-safe liquid measuring cup or bowl. Microwave until the butter has melted and the milk is hot.

  3. Rice the potatoes into the pot you cooked the potatoes in. Add milk and butter mixture, cream cheese, chives, and salt. Use a hand mixer on a medium speed to whip the potatoes just until the ingredients are incorporated. (It's very important your cream cheese is VERY soft, if needed place it into the microwave in 15 second increments until very very soft.) DO NOT OVERMIX! Season potatoes with salt and pepper. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 269mg12%
Potassium 573mg16%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 371IU7%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.