Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Cajun Mashed Potatoes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 10 servings
I like mashed potatoes that are simple and gloriously creamy, but it’s fun to kick them up with homemade Cajun seasoning. Get yourself a potato masher if you don’t have one — it’s life-changing.


For the Cajun Seasoning:

For the Potatoes:


  1. Make the Cajun seasoning: Combine the garlic powder, paprika, cayenne and 2 tablespoons each salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Make the potatoes: Bring a large pot of water to a simmer and add the potatoes. Bring to a boil and cook until fork-tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Drain the potatoes in a large colander. Place them back into the dry pot and put the pot on the stove. Mash the potatoes over low heat, letting the steam escape.
  4. Turn off the heat before adding the butter, cream cheese, heavy cream and 1 tablespoon of the Cajun seasoning (reserve the rest for another use). Mash, mash, mash! Next, add the seasoned salt and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper; mash.
  5. Place the lid on the pan to keep the potatoes warm until you are ready to serve.