Holiday Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Holiday Mashed Potatoes Recipe

If you are looking for a delicious mashed potatoes recipe to complement your holiday menu, then this is it!

In our household, we generally reserve mashed potatoes for holidays and special occasions (because the gravy we make to accompany it is so decadently sinful) – but growing up, mashed potatoes were a favorite accompaniment to Sunday dinners as well!

This recipe is a little bit mashed – a little bit smashed – but totally satisfying and extremely gratifying!

We are including Holiday Mashed Potatoes on our Easter Menu this year – but be sure to bookmark it for your Thanksgiving and Christmas Menus as well!


5 Large Russet Potatoes
1 Stick Butter
8 Ounces Cream Cheese
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Pepper


1. Wash the potatoes thoroughly and cut them into large pieces, leaving the skin on.

2. Place the potatoes in a pot of water and bring the water to a boil. Cook the potatoes until they are done and soft enough to be pierced with a fork.

3. Transfer the potatoes to the bowl of an electric mixer with a paddle attachment.

4. Beat the potatoes for a minute or two, then add the melted butter and cream cheese. Continue to beat the potatoes for another minute or two until all of the ingredients are incorporated. Your goal in this step is to evenly distribute the ingredients, not to remove the lumps.

5. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper and beat until the ingredients are evenly distributed.

Serves 8 to 10 people.

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  1. Rachel says:

    Thanks for the recipe! Looks yummy!

  2. vinma says:

    So yum! Thanks for sharing. Sounds easy to make too 🙂

  3. Now you know this looks absolutely sinful. Mashed potatoes are my favorite side dish, heck I’ve even had them as a complete meal… but for now I have to figure out how to make this a little more weight watcher friendly! lol

  4. Nina
    Twitter: mamastreasures

    This looks DELICIOUS! We’ll have to try this recipe for our Easter dinner. Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Nina @ Vintage Mama’s Cottage

  5. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories
    Twitter: momsvictories

    Yum. I love homemade mashed potatoes. Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup. Pinning to our linkup board and hope you join us again this weekend.

  6. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Ramona,
    There is nothing like Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, this looks very good!
    Your post is awesome and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Happy Spring!
    Miz Helen

  7. I have never tried it with cream cheese! Found your tater post at your Friendship Friday!

  8. Tina Marie says:

    Sounds wonderfully decadent and delicious. My favorite is when the gravy is made for the topping.

  9. I love mashed potatoes because there is so much you can do with them. However, I must admit I never thought of adding sour cream to them like a baked potato great idea. I followed you her from your link up, too funny, thanks for sharing.

  10. Sharlee says:

    Stopping by from the Home Matters Linky party! This sounds AMAZING! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Oh yum! This sounds like a gourmet side dish! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  12. Laurie C says:

    I’ve seen Make-Ahead Mashed Potato recipes using cream cheese, I think. It must keep better than milk or cream. They look great!

  13. Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads

    Yummmm. I add sour cream to my mashed potatoes too. Might as well go all out, eh?

  14. Tisha says:

    I love potatoes and i love it more when its mashed! I have tried dipping my french fries on cream cheese and it was yum! I will definitely give your recipe a try. Thanks for sharing!

  15. I love that you leave the skin on; they’re extra yummy that way! Thanks for the recipe!

  16. Sahana says:

    Sounds yum! Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty .We would love to see you again next week.

  17. Emmmmerz says:

    Pinned it! Visiting from #MMBH!

    Have you ever tried Yukon Gold potatoes instead of russet? OMG, they are so amazing and buttery.

  18. madalyn says:

    I’m not the biggest fan of mashed potatoes, but I think your addition of cream cheese might make me a huge fan! I’ll have to try this!

  19. Kim Smith says:

    Yum. I will be making these and you will probably find me stressed on the floor in the pantry with a big serving spoon scarfing them down.

  20. Ooh, what lovely potatoes! I like the idea of adding the cream cheese. Your Holiday Mashed Potatoes look amazing. Thank you for sharing them with Hearth and Soul!

  21. I haven’t made mashed pototoes in so long…I’ll have to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing with us at Share The Wealth Sunday!

  22. Michelle says:

    These are really good.
    I make mine like these except I use sour cream instead of cream cheese.

  23. Oh MY! My mouth is literally drooling over my keyboard. That’s just not nice to entice me like that, Ramona! 🙂 Love your mashed potato recipe, here. I make one similar, but think I will have to tweak them a little after reading yours, and soon! LOL.
    Happy Weekend!

  24. These sound delicious! I’ve used butter and sour cream, but not cream cheese. Will have to try these. Thanks for the recipe. (Visiting from Pink Saturday.)

  25. Interesting twist to Mashed Potatoes. I’ve used sour cream in mine before but not cream cheese. I will consider trying this additional ingredient. 🙂 Thanks for the tip!

  26. Michael John says:

    I’ve never thought to put cream cheese in mashed potatoes. Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays. Hope to see you back next week.

  27. I do love a good bowl of mashed potato made with butter… alongside lashings of gravy! 🙂 Unfortunately, following Keto, I have not even looked at a potato for a long time… it’s definitely something I miss!

  28. Amanda Jones says:

    This sounds absolutely delicious and simple!


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