Is there anything better in cold weather than a big side of mashed potatoes? They’re the ultimate comfort food, with their warm, smooth, buttery, carby goodness that melts in your mouth. This recipe comes from my mom, and is one of my best friend Mary Beth’s (Curvicality founder) favorites. Enjoy!
Favorite Mashed Potatoes Ingredients:
4-5 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes (about 12), peeled and quartered
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup butter, softened
1/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons 2 percent milk or half-and-half
Favorite Mashed Potatoes Directions:
- Place potatoes in a large saucepan; add water to cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until tender, 15-20 minutes. Drain.
- After you drain the potatoes, add them to a large bowl.
- Get your hands and arms ready for your workout of the day. Now, if you did this every day you would have arms like Viola Davis. You are going to get your potato masher or pastry cutter. You are going to mash, mash, mash those potatoes. You are going to make them as creamy as possible unless you like yours lumpy, but who wants lumps in their potatoes? (However, don’t over-mix the potatoes or you’ll have a gluey, sticky mass instead of glorious deliciousness!)
- Place the sour cream and cream cheese into a medium-sized bowl and use a hand mixer to thoroughly combine them. You are then going to add the butter, salt, pepper and milk. You want to get this creamy.
- Add your sour cream mixture to the potatoes. Get those arms working so you can scrape out all this yummy goodness.
- Get ready to work on those arms again. You are going to use your hand mixer and mix up your ingredients in your bowl. You want to mix, mix, mix until this mixture is light and fluffy.
- Once you have your potatoes mixed to the consistency that you want, you are going to want to cover your potatoes and place them in the fridge.
- The next day, you can pull your yummy goodness from the fridge. You can eat them cold if you want or you can warm them up.
- If you choice is to warm them up, make sure that you have them in a microwave-safe bowl. You are going to want to place them in the lovely contraption called a microwave for about 10 minutes. You want to keep them nice and warm.
- Serve up your potatoes. I am not saying that you need to share them, but I am sure your guests will enjoy them as much as you do.