Mashed Potatoes Extraordinaire

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

This is a great recipe to use at Thanksgiving or Christmas because it can be made ahead and heated through when needed. I usually make a half recipe because we are a family of 5. I got this recipe from Company's Coming.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook potatoes as usual in salted water until tender. Drain. Push through potato ricer.
  2. Add cream cheese in pieces. Add next 5 ingredients. Beat until smooth and fluffy. Scrape into a 2 qt casserole.
  3. Place dabs of butter here and there over the top of the potatoes. Sprinkle with paprika. Cover and heat in 350 F oven until heated through (about 30-45 minutes, depending whether you've made it ahead and have taken it from the fridge).


Most Helpful

Thanks for making J. Ko today's featured chef. This is one of our favorite recipes too--because it tastes so good and can be made well in advance. The only difference between your recipe and mine is we use onion salt ( 2 tsp) instead of the onion powder and salt. Chives are a nice addition if you have them. For those of you wondering how many potatoes 5 lbs. is--about 12. This recipe can be easily cut in half too.

ladyfingers July 01, 2010

Made & reviewed for my PAC baby! I really enjoyed this mash - the whole family did infact! We ate it with roast chicken drumsticks & baby carrots - delicious! It was not difficult to make & not even much more effort than regular mash. I'm sure we will be having this again VERY soon! Next time I would love to try it with some finely sliced spring / green onions mixed in too. Thanks Jenn for another fab recipe! :)

Um Safia April 08, 2008

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