Smashed Cream Cheese Potatoes

READY IN: 2hrs 10mins
Recipe by 1hotpotato

My son and I saw this on a PBS cooking show (Test Kitchen) and thought that it looked good so we tried it and loved it. I would use this as a base recipe and then added whatever you want afterwards like a package of ranch or bacon. Hope you enjoy. Cooking time will vary.

Top Review by EggHeaven

These were delicious and easier than mashed potatoes. Using red skinned potatoes makes it very pretty.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil the whole potatoes in salt water.
  2. Remove them from the water and allow to dry (it will only take a couple of minutes) Do not pour out all the water. Save about 1/2 cup.
  3. While they are drying, mix the rest of the ingredients and the 1/2 cup of the potato water. I use a hand mixer for this and that really helps.
  4. Then, with a spatula or a wooden spoon, simply smash the potatoes. Just enough to break open to spud. Do not mash. Your goal is to have potato chunks.
  5. Fold the cream cheese mixture in with the potatoes.
  6. Season to taste.

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