Mashed Potatoes With Cream Cheese
Mashed potatoes are always a welcome sight at the dinner table. Try our rich and creamy mashed potatoes with cream cheese. Of all the easy dinner ideas, none is quite as comforting as a pile of mashed potatoes with some melted butter, served alongside of some vegetables and perhaps some roast chicken. Also, it seems like every holiday dinner includes potatoes recipes, especially mashed potatoes. Of course, there are so many different ways to cook potatoes; you can grill them, fry them and roast them as well. Potatoes are also a great affordable vegetable to add to any meal, and they will be sure to fill you up too. Usually, people will put milk and butter in their mashed potatoes, and maybe some sour cream, but this mashed potatoes recipe also includes some rich, cream cheese to make them even more irresistible than they already are. Enjoy this classic recipe with a creamy addition the next time you make potatoes for dinner.
Cream cheese is the secret to this creamy mashed potatoes recipe. Mashed potatoes recipes are considered to be one of the most popular comfort foods. There is nothing quite like mashed potatoes served alongside your easy dinner ideas, either with some butter or gravy. Mashed potatoes are one of the easiest types of potatoes recipes, but there are a few tricks and tips you will want to follow to make them the best. This potatoes recipe uses simple ingredients that you probably already have in the kitchen to include butter, cream cheese, onion and garlic powder, salt and pepper to name a few. You will want to take a look at the Grandmothers Kitchen site for this potatoes recipe and many more.
One of the tricks to making the best-mashed potatoes recipes is having no lumps in this easy dinner idea. Some people like to make their mashed potatoes recipes using a handheld mixer and mixing in all of the ingredients to the potatoes while mashing them at the same time. This easy technique works, but you may find lumps in the mix. If you like your mashed potatoes recipes without any lumps, you will want to invest in a potato ricer. This simple kitchen tool ensures that you will not have any lumps in this popular potatoes recipe, and is well worth the investment. A potato ricer will make the creamiest mashed potatoes recipes that you and your guests will be sure to love.
Another tip to making the best-mashed potatoes recipe is using the right potatoes. Using the right type of potatoes for your mashed potatoes recipe will ensure the fluffiest and the smoothed mashed potatoes recipe. Most people swear by using russet potatoes or Yukon gold potatoes as these are higher starch potatoes. Mashed russet potatoes recipes are the potato many people choose. These varieties of potatoes are also known to absorb the flavorings more easily. Waxy potatoes to include red or white potato varieties will require more mashing to become creamy, which may lead to the mashed potatoes recipe turning into potato paste. When making mashed potatoes recipe you want to be sure and thoroughly salt the water. When the potatoes cook, the starch in the potatoes swells and absorbs water and salt. If you salt the water, you also won't need to add as much at the end of the potatoes recipe, and your mashed potatoes will be well-seasoned, and not bland. Don't start the mashed potatoes recipe in hot water. You want to cover the potatoes with cold water, add the salt, then heat the water to boiling and then reduce the potatoes to a simmer. If you start off with hot water, the potatoes will cook unevenly, with the outside of the potato falling apart before the inside of the potato is cooked.
For the best-mashed potatoes recipes, you want to drain all the water when the potatoes are done cooking. While this might seem obvious, if this step is not done properly the potatoes will be on the mushy side. And make sure to add any of the flavorings to your mashed potatoes recipes at room temperature and not from the fridge. If you add cold butter and cold cream cheese, or milk, it will cool everything down. You want to add room temperature ingredients before adding to the potatoes. **
Makes 8 servings
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5 lbs. potatoes
3 Tablespoons butter
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/4 cup milk (more or less or enough milk to make consistency desired)
Peel, wash and quarter the potatoes.
Put the potatoes into a large pot and put enough water just to cover them. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt cover with a lid. Bring water to a boil, turn down to slow boil and cook for about 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
Preheat the oven to 350F.
Drain water and return potatoes to the pot.
Mash the potatoes until there are not lumps.
Use an electric mixer to beat in the butter,cream cheese, onion powder, salt, garlic powder and pepper.
Add just enough milk to make the potatoes the desired creamy consistency. Add only a small amount at a time.
Taste, and adjust seasonings to taste.
Place and potato mixture into an oven proof dish, cover with aluminum foil and place into the preheated oven for about 30 minutes or until they are heated through.
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Nutrition Facts for: Mashed Potatoes With Cream Cheese From Grandmother's Kitchen
Ingredients: Potatoes, butter, cream cheese, onion powder, salt, garlic powder, pepper, milk.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 338, Calories from Fat 132, Total Fat 14.7g 23%, Saturated Fat 9.1g 45%, Cholesterol 43mg 14%, Sodium 426mg 18%, Potassium 1198mg 34%, Carbohydrates 46.0g 15%, Dietary Fiber 6.9g 28%, Sugars 3.8g, Protein 7.3g, Vitamin A 11%,Vitamin C 93%, Calcium 6%, Iron 10%
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