Garlic Cream Cheese Smashed Potatoes – 2 Ingredients!

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I’ve made these potatoes twice now.  They are so simple, but they taste like you’ve really put in a lot of effort.  I love a good cheat!

This is more method than recipe, but I’ll add it in Ziplist below.  I’ve made this with about 1 lb. of potatoes and half a container of Philly Cooking Creme.  I thought that was a perfect amount of creaminess.  I’ve also made it with 3 lbs. potatoes and a whole container of Cooking Creme.  I thought that was a little dry, but Jim liked it better that way.

So, do what suits you and your family.  If you want to up the creaminess, but don’t want to use more cream cheese just add a splash of milk.

Here’s what you’ll need: 

Sorry for the blurriness of that photo.  It makes me feel like I need to have my eyes checked.

Garlic Cream Cheese Smashed Potatoes – 2 Ingredients!

Serves: 1 lb. serves about 6, 3 lbs. serves a lot more than that

  • 1-3 lbs. new potatoes, cut in chunks if they are large
  • 4 - 6 oz cream cheese
  • 1 - 1.5 tsp. garlic powder
  • salt to taste
  1. Boil the potatoes in salted water till very tender, about 30 minutes.
  2. Drain.
  3. Smash potatoes with spoon, potato ricer or pastry blender.
  4. Stir in desired amount of cream cheese and garlic powder.
  5. Season with salt.
Philadelphia cooking cream is no longer available. I've updated the recipe with substitutions.
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  1. Kim Jones says:

    This sounds great. Can you freeze it?

  2. These look fantastic, Tiffany!
    I love garlicy mashed potatoes!

  3. What an easy, convenient way to make mashed potatoes! Can’t wait to try it!

  4. These sound delicious, but they no longer make this cooking creme. 🙁


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