Easy Creamy Farmhouse Style Mashed Potato Recipe

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

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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!  My mom made a lot of roasts with carrots and potatoes as well as scalloped potatoes.  Joe’s family has a couple potato specials including this Farmhouse Potato Salad Recipe and Farmhouse Loaded Potato Recipe.

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

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.

Easy, creamy Farmhouse Mashed Potatoes with butter, cream cheese and Greek yogurt

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

Printable Recipe for Easy Farmhouse Mashed Potatoes

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!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword creamy potatoes, easy mashed potatoes, farmhouse mashed potatoes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Start boiling water in a large pot while peeling potatoes.  Cut potatoes into smaller pieces if you would like them to cook faster.

  2. 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.

  3. Mash potatoes and add ingredients.  Serve warm!

Shared on Weekend Potluck and Meal Plan Monday

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