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These are not your mom's mashed potatoes! This is a rich and creamy mashed potato recipe that is the BEST mashed potatoes you have ever made!
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Not your mom's mashed potatoes
Over the years, I've honed my creamy mashed potato recipe and right now I think it's safe to say I have the BEST mashed potato recipe. These are not your mom's mashed potatoes and I am going to tell you the secret, it is about cream cheese and butter. Yes, I said cream cheese … and lots of butter. The way I see it, if you're eating mashed potatoes, you're probably not counting calories, so go for it!
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For the past few years, I've been making this amazing mashed potato recipe the day before Thanksgiving (and Christmas!) And I've put them in the fridge overnight. The next day, I put them in a slow cooker and set it to heat and let them heat slowly until dinner time. Putting these creamy mashed potatoes in the slow cooker means I have time to do my second favorite thing (after eating) on Thanksgiving. I get to the dining room and set a beautiful Thanksgiving table. I love all of the gorgeous fall colors and this year I found some great deals on some of the nicest pieces for a place on Pier 1.
Just look at that table! Makes you want to sit down and spend time with friends and family, right? I'm not even sure what my favorite part is, so I'm going to give you an overview of everything I used at my Thanksgiving table.
Thanksgiving table decoration:
- Gold glitter table runner
- Fall Paisley Beaded Table Runner
- Placemats with amber-tone beads
- Plate loaders
- Leaf wine glass
- Hammered copper cutlery
Of course, that beautiful table only lasts until food is ready. We make Thanksgiving dinner at my house around 2 o'clock so all the pretty decorations are moved and the food comes out. We always have broccoli casserole, sweet potatoes, filling, and of course the BEST creamy mashed potato! They are perfectly creamy and hot as they are removed from the slow cooker and placed in a large bowl. I add a few tablespoons of butter on top and dinner is served!
Tips for making creamy mashed potatoes:
- Add the butter and cream cheese as soon as the potatoes are drained and back in the pot so they melt gently.
- If you're cooking for the holidays, make your mashed potatoes in the morning, and then put them in a slow cooker to heat and keep them warm all day.
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Not your mom's mashed potatoes
This mashed potato is rich and creamy and made with a secret ingredient that will make your next dinner very special!
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- 5 pounds. Potatoes
- ¾ – 1 / 1/4 c Milk
- 3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks of butter)
- 8 oz. Cream cheese
- 1 tablespoon of salt
Wash and peel the potatoes, and then cut them into 1 to 2-inch pieces.
Put the potatoes in a large pot and fill them with enough water to cover them.
Cover and place the pot on the stove over high heat. Bring the potatoes to a boil and cook for 10-15 minutes or until easily broken with a fork.
Drain the water from the potatoes and then place them back in the pot.
Add the butter and cream cheese and use a potato masher or a hand mixer to start mashing the potatoes. Slowly add the milk little by little until you reach the consistency you want.
Add salt one teaspoon at a time until you reach the desired level of salinity.
Note: You can prepare them one day in advance and then, on the morning of your dinner, put them in a slow cooker with a little milk and stir them. Turn on the slow cooker and allow them to heat, stirring every 30 minutes until heated through, then lower the temperature and leave them until ready to eat. If they start to dry out, just add more milk but go slow so you don't lose the consistency you want.
Serving size: 1 cup, Calories: 384 kcal, Carbs: 51 g, Protein: 8 g, Fat: 19 g, Saturated fat: 11 g, Polyunsaturated fat: 1 g, Monounsaturated fat: 5 g, Cholesterol: 52 mg, Sodium: 764 mg, Potassium: 1243 mg, Fiber: 4 g, Sugar: 4 g, Vitamin A: 650 IU, Vitamin C: 70.1 mg, Calcium: 90 mg, Iron: 2.2 mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutritional data is an estimate and is provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API that recognizes names and quantities of ingredients and performs calculations based on serving size. Results may vary.