Mashed potatoes and gravy, it doesn’t get much better than that. They’re the expected side dish with fried chicken, roast beef, turkey and the main part of shepherd’s pie. On Thanksgiving, no matter how many I make, my family devours them all. This recipe is creamy, silky and delicious.
¼ Lb Cream Cheese
½ Cup Half & Half
4-5 TBSP Butter
1/2 tsp Salt
Peel the potatoes and cut them into small chunks, they should all be about the same size. Put the potatoes in a saucepan and cover them with cold water. Add 1 tablespoon of salt to the water. Let the potatoes come to a boil, and continue boiling for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are soft. Don’t over cook. Drain the potatoes. Using a potato masher or hand blender, mash the potatoes until they are smooth. Add the butter and the cream cheese. Mash until they are both melted. Add the half & half and ½ teaspoon of salt. Continue mixing the potatoes until they are creamy and silky.