cream cheese mashed potatoes with butter

Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

These easy Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes are smooth, creamy and decadent! Perfectly seasoned with garlic and herbs -- once you make them this way you'll never go back! 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 217kcal
Author Ashley Fehr


  • 3 lbs Yukon Gold or Russet potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon + 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese (4 oz)
  • 1/4 cup butter (1/2 of 1 stick)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


  • Peel potatoes and cut into 1/2" - 3/4" cubes. Place into a large pot and fill with cold water just to cover. Stir in 1 tablespoon salt.
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 10-13 minutes (they should easily be pierced with a sharp knife).
  • Drain potatoes and add milk, cream cheese, butter, 3/4 teaspoon salt, garlic powder, parsley and pepper and mash just until smooth and combined. Serve.


Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 842mg | Potassium: 762mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 19.4mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 5.6mg