Smashed Potatoes and Cream Cheese

Total Time:
30 min
5 min
25 min

6 servings

  • 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

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.
    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.
    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.
    Very good!!!
    Th entire family and I loved it!
    This recipe is SO good! It's a perfect side dish to pair with an herb roasted chicken. Delicious!
    This recipe is quick, easy, and delicious. What more can you ask for?
    love it... easy and delicious!
    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!
    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.
    I made these a couple nights ago with my own meatloaf recipe. They were so quick and so easy, my husband loved them and our picky two year old said Mmmmmm and ate every bite on her plate. A keeper at our house!
    I used fat free cream cheese and only used 4 ounces. It really needed a good seasoning, that said it gave it a layered taste and interest.
    I love this recipe and have been making it for a couple of years, but with a little twist. I substitue the regular cream cheese with onion and chive cream cheese. You can also mix a little sour cream in for texture. It just adds to the flavor and gives it a little extra kick. Thanks Rachel for a wonderful base to allow my creativity to run wild!
    Family? What family?..... I almost ate the whole pot of these all by I didnt have red or yukons on hand so I used regular peeled russets. A great change from regular buttered mashed potatoes. These spuds are a keeper!!!! :-)
    Dissapointing. This recipe was very bland. Potatoes made with butter & milk tastes better in my opinion. These potatoes didn't taste bad but just needs to be doctored up. The flavor reminded me of a plain baked potato so I think if you add lots of salt, pepper, butter, and bacon bits it would be better.
    I used the Yukon gold potatos and chives for this one. I made this for Thanksgiving and it has a good flavor. Once I had it on the table I added some butter and let it just slightly melt over it, served, and had the hubby and kids wanting seconds. Next time I'm going to try it with some garlic.
    This is a good base recipe for mashed potatoes. The cream cheese and heavy cream make them nice and smooth. But they are pretty bland, you will need to further season them to make them really tasty.
    This is one of our GO TO dishes, we never eat plain potatoes again. I change this up a lot, according to what I'm serving (like I add jalepenos and garlic if I'm doing a southwestern dish). I've probably reviewed this one before but I found a new use for the cream cheese/milk mixture and wanted to pass it on. Make a little extra and put it a container for later. It's great in scrambled eggs. For our family I use 8 eggs and a couple heaping tablespoons of the cream cheese mixtures. Whisk together and scramble the eggs...this is divine and goes great with the Brown Sugar Bacon recipe by Katie Lee Joel on this site.
    I have made this dish a couple times now and each time it has been great! Everybody that has tried these has raved about how good they are.
    I used cream cheese with chives and I would probably use more than the recipe called for. I also used more half and half because I like my potatoes creamier.
    Since some people commented on it being bland, I used veggie cream cheese and sprinkled shredded cheddar cheese and chopped green onions on top. It was very good and not bland at all. Reading the reviews always helps me...thanks all!!
    This is sooo good. I'll never make regular mashed potatoes again. I did add
     garlic powder and butter to the recipe
    I loved this recipe, it was easy and delicious!
    rich and creamy- very good and easy!
    My family went NUTS for this one! These potatoes are so creamy - this is my new stand-by maashed potatoe recipe.
    Fresh chives are key to these mashed potatoes.
    So simple and tasty! I peeled half of the potatoes to balance them out b/c I'm not a huge fans of the skin, but other than that no changes were needed. So good, I would eat these potatoes all the time.
    I finally found this recipe again. Made it first time, w/mini meatloafs and greenbeans & bacon. Froze dinner size portions. Ran across them in freezer and knew whatever it was would be good. MAN, WAS IT GOOD OR WHAT?
     ? is shall I attempt this same review for mini meatloafs and greenbeans also? Or not? WONDERFUL DINNER, wonderful comfort food!
    This was by far the best mashed potatoes recipe! I used alouette garlic and herb cream cheese and used heavy whipped cream...wonderful and decadent!!
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