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5 from 13 votes

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

These mashed potatoes are fluffy, creamy, buttery, and the perfect side for any dinner. These are literally the PERFECT mashed potato. I have also included my cauliflower mash version that Keto and Whole30 version.
Prep Time10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 -10 servings
Author: Ashley McCrary


Mashed Potatoes

  • 3 1/2 lbs Yukon Gold or Russet Potatoes peeled OR Idahoan Real Premium Mashed Potatoes
  • 3/4 package cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/2 stick butter softened and cut into chunks
  • 1/2 16 oz container sour cream/
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk warm
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • OPTIONAL add 2 teaspoons of Horseradish sauce for a little zing ( add more to taste)

Cauliflower Mash

  • 2-12 oz bags cauliflower rice or 1 head of cauliflower
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 2 tbsp canned coconut milk unsweetened
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt more or less to taste
  • 1/4 tsp black cracked pepper
  • 1 tbsp chives fresh or dried


Mashed Potatoes

  • Peel potatoes and cut into large chunks. Place potatoes in a large pot and cover potatoes with cold water.
  • Bring to a boil and cook partially covered until easily pierced with a knife (boil 20-25 min depending on the size of your potatoes) Drain the potatoes and place in a large bowl.
  • Use a hand held mixer or a potato masher and mash the boiled potatoes until smooth. I personally like using the hand held mixer for this step because it really whips the potatoes and makes them smooth.
  • Add the butter and mix until completely until melted. Next add in the sour cream, cream cheese, and milk to the hot potatoes. Mix together using a big wooden spoon. Add salt and pepper to taste. Cut a small piece of butter and place on top along with a few sprinkles of pepper.

Cauliflower Mash

  • Bring 1 head of cauliflower to a boil and cook for 10 mins or steam 2 bags of cauliflower rice in the microwave per instructions on the package.
  • Drain liquid from the cauliflower and add to the food processor with garlic powder, chives, ghee, coconut milk, salt and pepper.
  • Blend together until smooth and top with fresh chives. Make sure NOT over blend or it will turn into a soupy puree.
  • Transfer the cauliflower mash to a bowl and top with ghee, salt, pepper and chives.


Note: For the instant mashed potatoes, follow the directions on the pkg per needed serving size.