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Make Ahead Garlic Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Easy and flavorful garlic mashed potatoes that can be made ahead and reheated perfectly!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Potatoes
Servings: 4


  • 1 1/2 lb russet potatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 4 oz PHILADELPHIA cream cheese
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter softened or melted
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp chives diced


  • Peel and cut potatoes into roughly 1-2" pieces. Add chopped potatoes and peeled garlic cloves to a medium saucepan, covering potatoes with water. Cook over medium heat for 30 minutes or until fork tender. Reduce temperature slightly if needed to reduce bubbling or foam. Drain potatoes in a colander.
  • For lump free potatoes, press drained potatoes through a potato ricer into a large bowl. To the potatoes, add cream cheese, butter, salt, and pepper. Beat well until smooth and creamy. Taste and add additional seasoning if desired. Add chives and mix until dispersed throughout.
  • If making ahead, cover and chill until ready to serve. Reheat in the microwave and stir prior to serving. Alternately, potatoes may be served immediately after mixing and leftovers may be reheated as desired.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel