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Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes, holiday sides, perfect mashed potatoes, thick and creamy mashed potatoes

Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

  • Author: Amber
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes are creamy potatoes made with Russet potatoes, cream cheese, sour cream, butter, salt and pepper for the must-have side dish for any holiday gathering. 


  • 5 pounds Russet potatoes
  • 1 cup butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt (plus more in boiling water)
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup milk (optional)
  • green onion (garnish)


  1. Wash, peel and quarter the potatoes. 
  2. Place in a large pot and fill with water.  Salt the water generously. 
  3. Bring the water to a boil and cook for about 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender. 
  4. Drain and place back into the large pot or a large mixing bowl. 
  5. Add butter, cream cheese and sour cream. Use a hand mixer to beat until the potatoes are smooth. 
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste (I use one teaspoon each) and if you want thinner potatoes add about 1/4 cup milk (more if your prefer). Beat again. 
  7. Serve. You can garnish with parsley or green onion. 
  • Category: Side Dish