The Best Mashed Potatoes That Never Came Out Of A Box

Long name, huh?  Well, it’s true!
Once upon a time, I was not a foodie.  Occasionally, I still have my non-foodie moments.  I enjoy Spaghetti-O’s, Chef Boyardee Mini Ravioli and chicken nuggets from time to time.  Everything in moderation, right?  There was a time in my life that the only mashed potatoes I would eat came from a box.  Flakes…smooth, creamy, re-hydrated flakes.  It was a texture issue for me.  I could handle the lumps in homemade mashed potatoes.
Many things have changed over the course of time, one of them being my texture issue with potatoes (and sushi!)  I will still make the pouch potatoes from time to time, but not often and usually only when I’m in a hurry.  These potatoes put the pouch to shame, and are the perfect topping for the Shepherd’s Pie recipe that is forthcoming.
The Best Mashed Potatoes That Never Came Out Of A Box
2 Pounds Idaho Potatoes
8 Ounces Reduced Fat Cream Cheese
1/2 Cup Sour Cream (Fat Free or Low Fat)
1 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Cup Milk (Fat Free or Low Fat)

Yep.  That’s it.
Wash, peel and rinse your potatoes.  Slice the potatoes and place them in a sauce pan.  Cover the potatoes with water and bring them to a boil.  Cook the potatoes until they are fork tender.
Place the drained potatoes in a large mixing bowl.  Add the cream cheese, sour cream and salt.  Using a hand mixer, blend the potato mixture while gradually adding the milk.  Continue whipping the potatoes until most of the lumps have been smoothed out.
What you end up with is a fantastical, thick, rich, creamy mashed potatoes.  Top them with some gravy and you’ll never look at the boxed potato flakes the same way again.  I promise.
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2 Responses to The Best Mashed Potatoes That Never Came Out Of A Box

  1. Jessie says:

    Put that in a glass pan with cheese on top and pop in the oven for some very yummy “twice baked”. Our family loves them!

  2. Sara says:

    I make a way bad for you version of these. I will have to give your version a try so that we can have them on a more regular basis without all the quilt.

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