Updated: Mar 23
Mashed potatoes are one of my favorite side dishes. The secret to making "the best mashed potatoes" is to take advantage of the fact that they will absorb whatever flavors you put into it. Adding chicken stock powder to the water along with salt, adds some much needed flavor to an otherwise bland vegetable. You might begin to think potatoes deserve to be the main course... move aside meat and make some room for a big helping of POTATOES. The flavor train doesn't stop there. Once they are cooked, they can yet again become even more flavorful with the addition of cream cheese, butter, milk or any other seasonings you desire. Potatoes have become a comfort food to me, and I can remember even as a child loving mashed potatoes. I would finish my dinner and have another 2 helpings afterwards, until I couldn't possibly fit any more food into my belly. My kids are just like me and do the same as I do. Did I influence them, or do they simply find them as delicious as I do? I hope you enjoy this recipe and the memories you make with it.
- 8 to 10 Large White Potatoes, peeled
- 4 Tbsp Chicken Stock Powder
- 1/4 Cup (approx) Milk, Warmed
- 1/4 Cup Butter
- 1/4 Cup Cream Cheese
- 1 Egg
- Pre heat your oven to 400 F.
- Peel and dice your potatoes. Place in a large pot with just enough water to cover your potatoes. Add a tbsp of salt and your chicken stock powder.
- Cook just until a fork is easily inserted and the potatoes slide off easily.
- Drain and add butter, salt, egg and cream cheese. Mash together until smooth adding a splash of milk here and there to bring it together. ( you may not need all of the milk depending on how many potatoes you have and there size) Do not over mash or you will get gummy potatoes.
- Bake covered for 20 to 30 min at 400 F. ( if want a crispy top, remove the lid for the last 10 minutes)
- They will become light, creamy and fluffy in the oven.
- Be careful as these will be hot a lava when they come out
- Add flavored cream cheese to switch things up a bit
- A dash of parsley adds a mild hint of flavor
- Simmer some fresh minced garlic in butter for garlic mashed potatoes.
- Top the potatoes with a sprinkle of cheese... because cheese goes on everything so why not potatoes.
Whether its Sweet or Savoury, let it be made with love!
Pair these delicious potatoes with just about any dish, such as meatloaf, chicken, steak or just eat them on there own because, why not.
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