One secret ingredient truly makes these the best mashed potatoes for your holiday meal.
What is your favorite part of Thanksgiving/Christmas dinner? For me, it’s always been the mashed potatoes and gravy. Of course I also like juicy turkey, green bean casserole and all the amazing desserts that the holidays bring. But there’s something about this amazingly fluffy, starchy Best Mashed Potatoes Recipe smothered in rich gravy that calls me back for seconds every time!
How to make the best mashed potatoes recipe ever.
This is a really simple, classic recipe that is highlighted with one secret ingredient- cream cheese! After chopping, boiling and draining Yukon Gold potatoes (Russets are okay too), you will add HOT half and half, butter, and cream cheese to whip up these potatoes. Adding hot liquids will keep your potatoes from becoming ‘grainy’, and the addition of the cream cheese adds a deliciously rich creaminess to these potatoes that makes the the real star of the show (shhhh…..dont’ tell the turkey….)!
I promise you won’t be disappointed and your guests will LOVE the best mashed potato recipe. Don’t forget to check my post about how to make the best, lump-free, turkey gravy to smother your potatoes! I’d love to hear about your experience with this recipe, so please leave me a comment and rate the recipe below!Print