Smashed Cream Cheese Potatoes

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 hrs

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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

EggHeaven November 18, 2008

Add this to my preferred comfort foods list. I used garlic and dill cream cheese and resisted the urge to mash the potatoes. My daughter remarked that this was a hot, creamy potato salad. Most of the family ate it just as it, I added a bit of a cayenne pepper dusting as I like my food spicy, even my comfort food. Thanks!

Mirj August 07, 2007

terrific recipe. tried this today for dinner later as i have to have everything ready early today, and they were delicious. my 3 yr old daugther even loved them and she is not a mashed pot. fan. very simple recipe; short list of ingredients but delicious end result. will make again. thanks for sharing.

jennifer in new jersey May 10, 2007

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