Do you have a favorite recipe you use for your mashed potatoes? A number of years ago I stumbled upon this recipe from the Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook and it has been a family favorite ever since. It is perfect for those special holiday meals where you are trying to save time in the kitchen. These mashed potatoes can actually be made ahead of time and reheated just before serving. When we celebrate Thanksgiving with the extended family I am always asked to bring the mashed thanksgiving potatoes! These potatoes are very rich and we consider them a special treat. I do usually substitute low fat cream cheese and low fat sour cream when making this recipe. I hope you enjoy them!Thanksgiving Potatoes

Now a moment of confession. I wanted to share this recipe, but it is still a bit early to make them ahead for our Thanksgiving meal, so I will be sharing pictures of the ingredients rather than pictures of the process itself! Do try the recipe, you’ll be glad you did!

Best Ever Mashed Potatoes

9 large baking potatoes, peeled and diced
½ cup butter, room temperature
12 oz cream cheese, room temperature
¾ cup sour cream
½ tsp ground nutmeg
Salt and pepper to taste

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Place the diced potatoes in a large saucepan, add water to cover and heat to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer until tender. Drain.

Place the potatoes in a mixing bowl.

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(I put the potatoes through a ricer first and then add the remaining ingredients.) Using a ricer makes the potatoes so fluffy!

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Cut the butter and cream cheese into small pieces and add to the potatoes.

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Beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in sour cream.

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Don’t forget to add the sour cream!

Add salt and pepper to taste.

The mashed potatoes can be served immediately or placed in a buttered casserole to serve later. To reheat place in a 300 degree oven for 20 minutes or until heated through.Thanksgiving potatoes

Makes about 8 servings.


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9 comments on “Thanksgiving Potatoes

Carol on November 4, 2018 7:14 pm

It does sound yummy!

Donna Reidland on November 5, 2018 12:42 am

These sound delicious! I love the idea of adding cream cheese!

Nancy Wolff on November 5, 2018 4:36 am

The perfect potatoes for a festive occasion! Plus I love that they can be made ahead!

Pat on November 5, 2018 10:36 pm

This looks like a fabulous potatoes recipe for Thanksgiving!

April J Harris on November 6, 2018 3:45 am

Your Thanksgiving potatoes sound gorgeously rich and indulgent, Nancy! Pinning and sharing. Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. I hope you have a lovely week!

Nancy Wolff on November 6, 2018 4:24 am

These potatoes are definitely rich and indulgent, not something to eat all the time but perfect for a festive occasion! 🙂

Helen at the Lazy Gastronome on November 10, 2018 1:30 pm

Ohhh – Cream cheese? Sounds really rich and delicious! Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party.

Nancy Wolff on November 10, 2018 4:48 pm

Rich and delicious not for everyday but perfect for special occasions like Thanksgiving!

Miz Helen on November 12, 2018 10:14 pm

Thanksgiving would not be complete without potatoes and your recipe looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope you will come back soon!
Miz Helen

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