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A pot of cream cheese mashed potatoes topped with butter and chives.

Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

These cream cheese mashed potatoes are boiled potatoes blended with butter, milk, cream cheese and seasonings to make a rich and creamy side dish.  The best mashed potatoes you'll ever eat!
Course Side
Cuisine American
Keyword cream cheese mashed potatoes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 308kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 4 lbs Russet potatoes peeled and cut into quarters
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 8 ounces cream cheese cut into cubes
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley or sliced chives
  • additional butter for garnish optional


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Add the potatoes and cook for 20 minutes or until tender.
  • Drain the potatoes and add them back to the pot.
  • Place the butter and garlic in a small bowl. Microwave in 30 second increments until butter is melted.
  • Add the melted garlic butter, cream cheese and milk to the pot of potatoes.
  • Mash the potatoes until they're smooth and creamy. Stir in the salt and pepper. Sprinkle with parsley or chives, then serve. Garnish with additional butter if desired.



Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 774mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 633IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 2mg