Friday, December 17, 2010

Heart Attack Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 5 stars
Prep time: Super easy

Too late for Thanksgiving but in time for Christmas, I present you a recipe (sort of) for the best mashed potatoes EVER. These are the kinds that will have you sneaking helpings from the bowl and licking your plate when you're done. My only problem in sharing this recipe is that this is one of those dishes that I don't really USE a recipe for—it's all done "a little of this, a little of that." So I guess you could say it's more of a "method." Either way, it's easy, and you'll never be able to go back to plain-with-butter potatoes again!

Sour cream
Cream Cheese
Salt and pepper

Peel, chop and boil potatoes until soft. Add butter, sour cream, cream cheese, and milk (I usually start with about 2 T of the first three ingredients, and 1 T of milk). Using hand beater, whip potatoes until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. If needed, add more sour cream/butter/cream cheese—I think I always have a little more sour cream than anything else, and a little less milk (you don't want potato soup!). Enjoy!


  1. No way! I just made mashed potatoes today, and I make them almost exactly like yours! The only difference is that I put some garlic in and not cream cheese. I had just finished licking the spoon when I saw your post. :) It's true, this is the BEST way to make potatoes. I don't know why nobody knows this!

  2. I know... it's how my mom always made them. I LOVE them! Mashed potatoes that only have butter (or worse, margarine!) are just NOT the same.

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