Easy Creamy Mashed Potatoes {Farmhouse Style}

Do you like rich and creamy mashed potatoes that are easy to make?  Then you’ll love this Easy Farmhouse Mashed Potatoes Recipe!

These mashed potatoes are a staple on our Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter dinner table.  They are so easy we also love making them throughout the year when we are craving homemade mashed potatoes!

Farmhouse Mashed Potatoes

Farmers are known for working hard and eating a lot of meat and potatoes.  Farmer Joe and I both grew up in farm families that served potatoes often!  These mashed potatoes are super delicious when served with Farmhouse Ham Loaf to Sauerkraut & Sausage.

We need recipes that can be whipped up quickly or put in the crock pot or oven to cook all day.  This is the quickest and easiest mashed potato recipe I’ve made to go with about any main dish and it’s packed with flavor!

When we want to put a twist on this classic recipe we make Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes which are also delicious!  Another twist is using instant potatoes to make our Creamy Potato Bake.

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bowl of rich and creamy mashed potatoes

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Growing up on a dairy farm we always enjoyed eating dairy products – hey we had to show support for products that our family and many other farm families produce.  And since potatoes are a great vehicle for dairy products like butter, cheese, sour cream, and cream cheese it makes sense that we eat a lot of potatoes.  So my first secret to easy and excellent potatoes is to include lots of dairy products!

We got a really nice, heavy duty 12-quart pot for a wedding gift that I like to use to prevent the pot from boiling over, which often happens with my smaller pot.  The bigger pot has made my life easier!

My family has never liked lumpy potatoes.  The way to make smooth potatoes is to boil the potatoes until they fall off of a fork.

If you can stick a fork in the boiling pot of water and pull it out with a potato still stuck to the end then keep boiling those taters!  Potatoes need to fall off of the fork if you want smooth mashed potatoes.

After draining the potatoes I dump them straight into the mixer bowl, add dairy products and turn the mixer on.  I let the mixer beater and the heat of the potatoes do the work.

Mashed Potatoes

How to Make Homemade Mashed Potatoes

  1. Start water boiling in a pot while peeling potatoes
  2. Boil Potatoes until they fall off of a fork when poked
  3. Drain potatoes and then mash them
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients, keep stirring until the dairy products are melted and evenly distributed throughout the potatoes

Tips for Making Farmhouse Mashed Potatoes

  • Cut potatoes into smaller pieces so that they will cook more quickly if desired
  • Carefully add potatoes to boiling water to avoid getting splashed and burned
  • If the pot is nearly full covering it will likely make it boil over
  • Use a larger pot like this heavy duty 12-quart pot to help prevent boiling over
  • Here is a similar recipe that can be made ahead of time – Make Ahead Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

Other Delicious Potato Recipes:

Beautiful, smooth and delicious!  We hope you enjoy these potatoes as much as we do when they’re served on our farmhouse table!

Printable Easy Farmhouse Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Bowl of easy and creamy farmhouse mashed potatoes

Easy Creamy Mashed Potatoes {Farmhouse Style}

Servings 8 people
Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life
Do you like rich and creamy mashed potatoes that are easy to make?  Then you’ll love this Easy Farmhouse Mashed Potatoes Recipe!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 5 pounds potatoes peeled
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream I have substituted Greek yogurt & it tastes great!
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Start boiling water in a large pot while peeling potatoes.  Cut potatoes into smaller pieces if you would like them to cook faster.
  • Carefully add potatoes to boiling water.  Be sure not to let hot water splash on yourself.  Boil potatoes until they fall off of the fork.
  • Mash potatoes and add ingredients.  Serve warm!



Calories: 397kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 9gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 512mgPotassium: 1245mgFiber: 7gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 819IUVitamin C: 33mgCalcium: 141mgIron: 9mg

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  1. Slap me up side the head and call me Sally a total change from what I am used to for mashed potatoes love em so did the wife you can bet never losing this recipe thanks so much for sharing

    1. Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life says:

      So glad you love the recipe! Thanks for the compliment!

  2. hi what are the best potatoes to use for this receipe?

    1. Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life says:

      Hey There! Great question! I use any type of Russet, Idaho or whatever are on sale and the best value. Since I always peel them I haven’t noticed a big difference in the variety. Hope you love this recipe as much as we do!

  3. Do you think these would be just as good made the day before and refrigerated, warmed in crock pot?

  4. Cheryl Henry says:

    5 stars
    All I can say is WOW! Combined cream cheese and sour cream , and added a smidge chicken stock , is amazingly creamy.

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