It's another recipe! The sweet and super creative Allikaye's Mama (who makes adorably fun blocks here) is having a fun fall recipe festival going on over at her blog.
I'm all about the cooking.
And guess what?
My recipe once again involves cream cheese.
I know....it's really sad. A few weeks ago I was checking out at Super Target. Which by the way if Super Target was a person I'd probably vote for it for President. I just love it that much. But back to my story I'm getting rung up and the cashier noticed my 6 boxes of cream cheese and politely asked me if I liked cream cheese.
Busted. I held back on going into how I'm considering starting a petition to add it into the food pyramid and just explained I had a couple recipes I was baking with cream cheese in it. She was super intrigued and asked what recipes. Well I told her about my cream cheese mashed potatoes and I thought her head might exploded with excitement because she exclaimed that she never knew it was possible to combine the two.
Oh yes, my sweet Target friend never underestimate the power of cream cheese. It's just that delicious.
So here's the recipe. I like to make this recipe with an amazing chicken recipe I got from the Flying Mum. Although I think the chicken has like 4 Weight Watcher points and my potatoes have like 30.
But whose counting.
Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes:
2 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes
8 oz. cream cheese softened
1 cup shredded Parmesan
1/4 cup butter
1 cup milk
1 Tbs. minced garlic
salt and pepper to tasted
Add potatoes to large pot of boiling water. I do not peel skins because I was once told you loose some nutrients when removing the skins. And well I'm all about this being a healthy side dish. Takes about 30 to 40 minutes to cook. Once you can easily pierce the potato with a fork remove and drain. Add all the remaining ingredients and beat with a mixer. The best part of mashed potatoes is you can add or cut back on anything. Sometimes I add a little bit more garlic or milk or even cream cheese. Serve and enjoy!