Perfect Mashed Potatoes Every Time

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

I got this recipe from Ohio magazine and an article about Amish cooking. It says cream cheese is the secret ingredient, and if you aren't having a dinner party then you can divide the recipe in half easily. This has gone over well at my large family dinners, so far nobody has left it on their plate.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook potatoes until soft. Mash fine with potato masher.
  2. Add cream cheese, stir well. Add butter and sour cream. Stir well.
  3. Add salt and milk as needed for desired consistency.
Most Helpful

I scaled these down, using about four potatoes and guessed on the other amounts (starting with 1 ounce cream cheese, 1 TBS butter, 1/4 cup milk and non fat sour cream). This recipe combines all the good things in mashed potatoes, including my favorite, evaporated milk. These had a wonderful slight dairy flavor and creaminess and I enjoyed every bite. I did add a pinch of garlic powder. I made them to go with Rosemary Roast Pork Sandwiches Au Jus which went perfect together! Thanks Valeria, for posting. Roxygirl

Roxygirl in Colorado March 13, 2007