Stephen's Mashed Potatoes With Chive Cream Cheese

By Oolala on June 09, 2005

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    1. 1 1/4 lbs potatoes, washed, peeled, quartered
    2. 2 1/2 cups water
    3. 3 chicken bouillon cubes
    4. 1/4 cup cream cheese with chives
    5. 5 garlic cloves, peeled
    6. butter, as needed to taste
    7. half-and-half, as needed to taste
    8. salt, to taste


  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and add the water, bouillon cubes and garlic.
  2. Bring pot to a boil; reduce heat and cover.
  3. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  4. Drain; reserving the cooking liquid.
  5. Mash potatoes and add the cream cheese.
  6. Blend well.
  7. Gradually beat in enough reserved cooking liquid to make potatoes light and fluffy.
  8. If you like, you can add butter and/or half and half.
  9. Serve immediately.