Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Greetings, all! Long time no see!


I haven't had a lot of time to make any new recipes or even to experiment with any gems found on the internet, so unfortunately, my recipes are spreading further and further apart. That being said, last weekend, I had a craving for the ultimate in comfort food - meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and sweet peas. Growing up, the only time we ever ate sweet peas was with meatloaf and mashed potatoes and I really can't eat them any other way. They just don't seem to go with any meal as well as with that power combination.

I tried a recipe that I found on the Philadelphia Cream Cheese recipe site called Garlic Mashed Potatoes. Now, you all know about my obsession with all things cream cheese so I figured I would give these a try. They came out really well and I felt all domesticated peeling potatoes and finally getting to use my potato masher.  There's nothing quite like smashing things by hand. It's quite therapeutic actually. (LOL)  Well, this recipe resulted in a delicious blend of cream cheesy goodness that just gave my mashed potatoes that extra oomph. I loved it and will definitely be adding this to the regular rotation.  Give it a try and let me know what you think!

INGREDIENTS
2-3 lbs baking potatoes - peeled and coarsely chopped
3-4 cloves of garlic - minced
8 oz cream cheese - softened
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 tsp sea salt


DIRECTIONS

  1. After peeling, chopping, and washing potatoes, boil with garlic in large saucepan for 20-30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  2. Drain well and return to pot.
  3. Cut cream cheese block into squares and add to potatoes.
  4. Mash ingredients together well.
  5. Stir in butter and salt until well blended and enjoy!




This was a shot of my hubby's plate for the full meal. Just click on the link for my Southern Meatloaf recipe.
What are y'all having for Sunday dinner?
Try this recipe and let me know if you like it as much as we did!


~Peace and blessings!~






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