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Cajun Mashed Potatoes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Active: 35 min
  • Yield: 10 servings
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5 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks

2 sticks butter 

One 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature

1 cup heavy cream 

1 tablespoon Cajun Seasoning, recipe follows

1/2 to 1 teaspoon seasoned salt, such as Lawry's 

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 

1/2 teaspoon black pepper 

Cajun Seasoning:

2 tablespoons garlic powder

2 tablespoons paprika 

2 tablespoons black pepper 

2 tablespoons kosher salt 

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 


  1. 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.
  2. 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, allowing all of the steam to escape.
  3. Turn off the heat before adding the butter, cream cheese, heavy cream and Cajun Seasoning. Mash, mash, mash! Next, add the seasoning salt, salt and pepper. Mash to combine.
  4. Place the lid on the pan to keep the potatoes warm until you are ready to serve.

Cajun Seasoning:

  1. Combine the garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, salt and cayenne.