Mashed potatoes with cream cheese and sour cream are fluffy, creamy, delicious, and perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner. They’re THE BEST!
Mashed Potatoes are one of those recipes that everybody has their own version of. Growing up, my Mom made some of the most delicious mashed potatoes and only ever used milk, butter, salt and pepper.
Over the years I have played around with all kinds of variations. Sometimes I make mashed potatoes with red potatoes and leave the skin on and include ingredients like cream cheese an garlic! Other times I want a more traditional version that’s perfect for serving alongside pot roast or Thanksgiving Day turkey! That’s the version I’m going to share with you today.
I have tried dozens of mashed potato recipes over the years and always come back to this recipe for mashed potatoes that uses cream cheese and sour cream to make them extra creamy, fluffy and delicious.
There are a few differences you’ll notice with this recipe compared to a standard, more traditional recipe. You will use gold potatoes in place of the standard russet. Instead of just milk and butter, these guys get a healthy dose of cream cheese, butter, sour cream, and just a little bit of milk to make them fluffy.
Oh, and don’t let me forget to mention the garlic! I threw a couple of garlic cloves in with the potatoes while they were boiling and mashed them in with the potatoes. Add a little salt and pepper in and you’re done! The end result? Flavorful, creamy, fluffy mashed potatoes that will perfectly compliment the Thanksgiving turkey!
Yields enough potatoes to feed a crowd! Oh! And don’t forget the Perfect Turkey Gravy – this recipe can be made with or without drippings! All you’ll need is butter, flour, black pper, chicken or turkey stock and/or drippings!