The Best Mashed Potatoes

The Best Mashed Potatoes


"This recipe is often requested during Thanksgiving. It's totally tasty and everyone will rave! For a variation, serve in a casserole dish, and refrigerate overnight. Sprinkle extra Parmesan cheese and butter over potatoes and reheat in the oven."


20 m servings 381 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 381 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 21.8 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 36.3g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 11.6 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 64 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 356 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes; cook until tender but still firm. Drain and return to stove over low heat to dry for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add butter, Parmesan cheese, chives, cream cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper. Use a potato masher to mash until smooth, and serve.
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  1. 304 Ratings


I used 3 lbs. of Yukon potatoes. I kept the butter amount the same, but only used 4 oz. of cream cheese. I didn't have fresh chives so I used about a tablespoon of dried. I only used 1/3 c. of p...

WOW! not to brag, but the changes i made to this recipe...i truly think they were the best mashed potatoes i have ever eaten. used about 7 medium russet potatoes, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup ...

I would give the flavor of these potatoes 5 stars. I would give the recipe as written 3 stars-- my compromise is 4. I used 3# of potatoes for 3 people and we had a good bit leftover. I eyeball...

I surprised no one else questioned this, but the recipe says to use 1 pound of potatoes. 1 pound of potatoes is probably one potato. I used 8 since it was supposed to make eight servings. I h...

Made exactly according to the recipe, the consistency is like glue. Way too much cheese for the amount of potatoes. If I made these again I would follow the advice of other reviewers who recom...

This recipe was very delicious! To make the mixture more garlicky, I boiled several garlic cloves with the potatoes; when they were soft they were easier to blend with the mixture. I, like pre...

These are so easy that I make them all the time. I do have to add a bit of milk because they tend to get a little dry. I also like to add some shredded cheese (for cheese lover hubby). These ...

realy good, i add a bit of sour cream into the mix and their perfect

Very good flavor, but consistency was not what I was expecting. Agree that you need to scale back on the cheese and add some milk to achieve more creamy texture. I'll definitely make again wit...