I looooove me some mashed potatoes! For some reason, my holiday “bring to the potluck dish” has been mashed potatoes. I’m starting to think that folks don’t have much faith in my cooking…either way, I show them by bringing some delicious mashed potatoes, that aren’t just the typical milk and butter. So HA!

I went to Costco and bought a HUGE bag of Yukon Gold potatoes because I think these are the best potatoes {besides red} to use. Yukon Gold is easier than red potatoes for a large group because they are generally large enough to skin.

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Recipe for Yummers Mashed Potatoes:

{Don’t miss the recipe for what to do with the leftovers! Found here}

 

INGREDIENTS:

4lbs Yukon Gold Potatoes (Or really any kind)

1 Tbls Salt (more or less to taste)

2 Tbls Pepper (more or less to taste)

2 Tbls Garlic Powder

1.5 packages of softened cream cheese

3/4 cup sour cream

1/2 cup milk (more or less for how you like consistency)

1/4 cup green onions (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Rinse and clean potatoes with skin on. Peel potatoes (doesn’t need to be perfect, I leave a little on each potato)

2. Slice up the potatoes for easier boiling and mashing – I usually cut the potato lengthwise in half and then dice up.

3. Boil the potatoes in a LARGE pot for about 20 minutes, or until potatoes are very soft when poked with a fork.

4. Drain the water from the potatoes – I pour mine into a strainer.

5. Dump the potatoes into a very large mixing bowl. {Side note: I actually put about 3/4 into my large crock pot so that I could keep them warm while being served for the holiday dinner} You may need two mixing bowls!

6. Use a hand-masher to start mashing the potatoes. Once they are starting to get mashed, add the salt, pepper and garlic powder. Mix and mash!

7. Add the 1.5 package of softened cream cheese and the sour cream. This is where I grab the electric hand mixer (if you have one) to get a more fluffy potato consistency.

8. Once those ingredients combine with the potatoes you can add milk to get the potatoes the consistency you like. Less milk makes for thicker potatoes, more milk makes them a little creamier.

9. (Optional) Dice up the green onions into very fine pieces and sprinkle in. I ran the mixer a final time through to spread out the onions and to give it a little extra smooth and creamy texture.

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