Cream cheese and chive mashed potatoes

chive_mashCream cheese and chive mashed potatoes: We love mashed potatoes and make no secret of it. In fact, we often make more than we need just to be able to graze on it while preparing a meal. Also, to make sure we have some left over.

It’s the cream cheese and butter that really makes this recipe for cream cheese and chive mashed potatoes really special … enjoy!

Ingredients: Serves 4 (or just me)

  • 4 large potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 – 3 oz cream cheese
  • 1 good handful of fresh chives, finely chopped

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  1. Peel and cut the potatoes into like sized pieces.
  2. Place the potatoes and salt into a large saucepan with enough water to cover the potatoes by 1 inch.
  3. Bring the water to a boil over high heat then reduce the heat to medium low and simmer until the potatoes are fork tender, about 18 – 20 minutes.
  4. Drain the potatoes and keep them in the saucepan.
  5. Let them stand for 5 minutes to release steam.
  6. Add the butter and parsley then mash the potatoes by hand.
  7. Add the milk (or cream) a little at a time and continue mashing until the potatoes are creamy and smooth.
  8. Serve immediately.
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