Years ago I would make this dish by first making my homemade mashed pototoes. That involved peeling and quartering the potatoes and boiling them in salted water until done. Then I would drain off the liquid, add butter and milk and whip them with an electric mixer – whipping in the cream cheese at the end. THEN I started using the refrigerated prepared mashed potatoes and just stirring in the cream cheese and microwaving until heated. What a time saver and the results are just as good!
Sometimes the simple recipes are the best!
- 1 Container refrigerated prepared mashed potatoes
- 8 oz Cream cheese
- Mix potatoes and cream cheese together in a microwave safe bowl. Cover with waxed paper.
- Microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes, stirring halfway thru the cooking time.
Stir potatoes and cream cheese together in a microwave safe bowl.
Microwave for 5 minutes, stirring halfway thru the cooking time.
Tip: You can easily double or triple this recipe if you are making it for a crowd. I like to serve this at dinner parties because it is such an easy side dish. I usually spend a lot of time on the meat and it’s great to have this easy go-to recipe to round out the meal. This is also always on my Thanksgiving table and everyone always LOVES it!
To download the printable recipe with how-to photos, click here: Cream Cheese Whipped Potatoes