Smashed Potatoes and Cream Cheese

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 pounds small red potatoes or baby Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half or whole milk
  • 8 ounces plain cream cheese or veggie cream cheese, cut into pieces
  • 10 chives or 2 scallions, chopped or snipped with kitchen scissors
  • Salt and pepper
Directions

Boil potatoes until tender, 15 minutes. While the water boils and when the potatoes are cooking, you can be working on the meatloaf recipe.

When the potatoes are tender, drain them and return them to the hot pot to let them dry out a bit. Mash potatoes with half-and-half or milk using a potato masher. Add in the cream cheese and smash until the cheese melts into the potatoes. Then add chives and scallions and season with salt and pepper, to your taste.


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So yummy!!! You really can't go wrong! Next time I will try the Garlic and Chive cream cheese as another reviewer mentioned. For those who are saying the potatoes are bland, really salt your potato water prior to boiling and you will not have to add as much salt, if any, at the end. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic. I've messed around with this a few times and have found that using garlic and chive cream cheese works great. I remove about half the potato skins before boiling simply because I think it makes the dish a little more creamy and a tad less "rustic." I also like the taste of buttermilk instead of milk or cream. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesomeness. I used Heavy Whipping Cream 1/4 cup and 1/4 of 2% milk because that is all I had....added 2 TBSP of butter and some cracked pepper to taste....turned out restaurant style. Love them! YUMMMMMY! Fatnng, but who cares. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Th entire family and I loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is SO good! It's a perfect side dish to pair with an herb roasted chicken. Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is quick, easy, and delicious. What more can you ask for? item not reviewed by moderator and published
love it... easy and delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe will definitely become a regular in our house. Very creamy and tasty! Instead of chives I used dill instead, which brought out the flavor! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these potatoes tonight as a side to Ina's Tuscan Lemon Chicken. Great smashed potatoes...a lot of flavor. I did add a little dill and I used russet potatoes because that's what I had on hand. Easy recipe with a lot of flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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