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mashed potatoes in bowl with melted butter + spoon

Creamy Mashed Potatoes recipe

The ultimate, creamy mashed potatoes recipe with a key ingredient you never knew was missing. Guaranteed Perfect Mashed Potatoes every time.

  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 3 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes (red skins work just as well)
  • 1 stick butter
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3/4 C milk


  1. Cut potatoes and place in stock pot (can leave skin on or peel depending on your personal preference) and cover with cold water making sure you have about 3 inches water over top of potatoes.
  2. Boil until potato slides off fork when inserted.
  3. Drain and transfer to mixing bowl.
  4. Using a hand mixer, mix potatoes till roughly mixed.
  5. Add 1/2 stick butter and cream cheese and continue mixing.
  6. Add milk a 1/4 cup at a time while continuing to mix until potatoes reach the desired consistency.
  7. Slice remaining butter in 1/4" "pats" and place on top of potatoes.
  8. Top with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Enjoy!!!
  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 Cup
  • Calories: 182
  • Sugar: 1.9 g
  • Sodium: 214 mg
  • Fat: 11.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17.5 g
  • Protein: 3.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 31.7 mg

Keywords: mashed potatoes, potato, the best, side dish, creamy, buttery, leftover, vegetarian

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