Plenty of butter, just the right amount of seasoning and a secret ingredient make these Creamy Mashed Potatoes the stuff Sunday dinner memories are made of. 

Creamy Mashed Potatoes by The BakerMama

How We Do Comfort Food

When I was a kid, Sunday dinner was kind of a big deal. A hot meal that we ate without rushing. A time to connect with and enjoy each other. And I’m pretty sure we ate mashed potatoes at most of those meals. Which is probably why they’re up there on my list of comfort foods. Funny thing, though. When it comes to mashed potatoes, there are as many preferences as there are people at the table. Some folks like southern skins-on mashed potatoes. Others prefer whipped potatoes that are perfectly smooth. This Creamy Mashed Potatoes recipe is the go-to at our house. Creamy, slightly chunky, with so much buttery flavor – it’s how we do comfort food.

Creamy Mashed Potatoes by The BakerMama

For the perfect texture with just the right amount of starch, I use Yukon gold potatoes. They’re the perfect potato for mashing. Like a lot of creamy mashed potato recipes, I use melted butter, a splash of buttermilk, some sour cream and the perfect seasonings. But it’s the cream cheese that really makes these mashed potatoes the creamiest, most most delicious Sunday dinner side. You’ll see. Let’s get cooking!

Creamy Mashed Potatoes by The BakerMama

How to Make Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Cut the potatoes into 1‐1/2 inch cubes and transfer to a large pot. Add enough cold water to cover the potatoes by 1 inch and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork‐tender. Be careful not to overcook. Remove 1 cup of the liquid before draining the boiled potatoes into a colander.

Immediately transfer the drained potatoes and 1 cup liquid (while they’re still hot) to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat on low speed for 2 minutes, or until the potatoes start to mash together with the liquid.

Quick tip! ·If you don’t have an electric mixer, you can mash the potatoes by hand with a potato masher or with a handheld mixer.

Add the melted butter, cream cheese, sour cream, buttermilk, garlic salt and onion salt. Mix on low speed until just incorporated. Turn the mixer to medium speed and beat for about a minute until well incorporated. The potatoes do not have to be completely smooth.

Creamy Mashed Potatoes by The BakerMama

Season with salt and pepper to taste. If not serving immediately, transfer the mashed potatoes back to the large pot and keep warm over low heat. Add more buttermilk, if necessary, to thin them out if they start to thicken.

Creamy Mashed Potatoes by The BakerMama

More Sunday Dinner Favorites

Pull out all the stops for a Sunday dinner everyone will remember with some of my favorite family recipes. Don’t let this exquisite Roasted Lemon Garlic Rosemary Chicken fool you. Crispy, crunchy, subtly sweet and a bit salty, too, this Broccoli Salad delivers big on texture and flavor! It’s so satisfying and delicious, it will make a broccoli lover out of even the most reluctant veggie eater. It’s as straightforward to prepare as it is impressive to serve and delicious eat. One bite of these divinely delicious creations and you’ll understand why they’re called Angel Biscuits. Light, fluffy, and perfectly buttery, they truly taste heaven-sent! Save the best for last with SuSu’s Sour Cream Pound Cake. It pairs beautifully with seasonal fresh fruits for a simple, crowd-pleasing dessert that’s sure to become a family favorite.

Sunday Dinner Favorites by The BakerMama

Enjoy, friends! I hope you make wonderful memories with your family over a slow Sunday dinner. I hope you love these Creamy Mashed Potatoes as much as we do. When you make it, be sure to snap a picture and tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see! I just love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the ideas I share. Enjoy!

xoxo,

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Creamy Mashed Potatoes by The BakerMama

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x

Description

Plenty of butter, just the right amount of seasoning and a secret ingredient make these Creamy Mashed Potatoes the stuff Sunday dinner memories are made of.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 5 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled
  • 1 cup liquid from boiled potatoes
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cut the potatoes into 1‐1/2 inch cubes and transfer to a large pot. Add enough cold water to cover the potatoes by 1 inch and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork‐tender. Be careful not to overcook. Remove 1 cup of the liquid before draining the boiled potatoes into a colander.
  2. Immediately transfer the drained potatoes and 1 cup liquid (while they’re still hot) to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat on low speed for 2 minutes, or until the potatoes start to mash together with the liquid.
  3. Add the melted butter, cream cheese, sour cream, buttermilk, garlic salt and onion salt. Mix on low speed until just incorporated. Turn the mixer to medium speed and beat for about a minute until well incorporated. The potatoes do not have to be completely smooth.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. If not serving immediately, transfer the mashed potatoes back to the large pot and keep warm over low heat. Add more buttermilk, if necessary, to thin them out if they start to thicken.

Notes

  • If you don’t have an electric mixer, you can mash the potatoes by hand with a potato masher or with a handheld mixer.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of the best-selling Beautiful Boards and its next-level follow-up, Spectacular Spreads. She started blogging in 2012 and has over 700 original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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