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 minutesmins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 8-10 servings
Author: Ashley McCrary
3 1/2lbsYukon Gold or Russet Potatoes peeledOR Idahoan Real Premium Mashed Potatoes
3/4package cream cheeseat room temperature
1/2stick buttersoftened and cut into chunks
1/2 16ozcontainer sour cream/
salt and pepper to taste
OPTIONALadd 2 teaspoons of Horseradish sauce for a little zing ( add more to taste)
2-12ozbags cauliflower riceor 1 head of cauliflower
2tbspcanned coconut milkunsweetened
1/2tspsaltmore or less to taste
1/4tspblack cracked pepper
1tbspchivesfresh or dried
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.
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.