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Creamiest Ever Mashed Potatoes

March 22, 2016
Mashed red skin potatoes with sour cream, cream cheese, parsley, and garlic - these are the perfect side-dish to any comfort food dinner you're planning! Great for a pot-luck, too!





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Now these mashed potatoes - I've always sucked at mashed potatoes - not even a little bit kidding! These are fool-proof though, I promise. I really think the key is using red skinned potatoes, they end up more fluffy which is awesome for mashed potatoes!



Creamiest Ever Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients
  • 10 medium-sized red skin potatoes
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 8 oz (1 cup) sour cream, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons garlic salt
Cooking Directions
  1. Peel and cube potatoes and place in a stock pot. Cover with water and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and cook for 25 - 30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  3. Drain and transfer potatoes to the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat until mashed.
  4. Add remaining ingredients and beat until creamy.
  5. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate. Uncover and bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until heated through (add additional butter to top if it gets too dry).
*Recipe adapted from Taste of Home.





These mashed potatoes are perfectly seasoned and are extremely rich and creamy - the perfect side-dish! 





Here's a complete menu idea! These Creamiest Ever Mashed Potatoes would go great with:

Crockpot Brown Sugar Ham




Sweet Vinaigrette Asparagus & Tomatoes




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