Monday, January 24, 2011

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

I wanted something good to accompany the Grilled Chipotle Chicken and these creamy mashed potatoes were calling my name! If you are looking for a healthy mashed potato recipe, please close your browser immediately and erase this post from your memory. If however, you are looking for a creamy, comforting, "anything but low fat" mashed potato, go ahead and pull up a fork!

This is what I compiled from looking at many recipes for mashed potatoes. These potatoes were incredibly creamy and had a good taste. However, I don't think they would be my "everyday" kind of mashed potato. But for those times I want some rich and creamy potatoes, this will be my go to recipe.

Ingredients (8 servings)

3 lbs Russet potatoes

3/4 cup butter

1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup half and half

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper


Peel and cut the potatoes into uniform pieces. Bring a large pot of water to boil and add potatoes.

Bring to a boil and cook for 30-35 minutes. The potatoes are done when they are fork tender. Drain the potatoes and return to the pot on the stove.

Mash the potatoes over low heat.

Turn off the stove and add the butter, cream cheese, half and half, salt and pepper. Continue mashing potatoes.

After mashing, stir well and transfer to a baking dish. Slice a few pieces of butter over the top.

Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, until warmed through.


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