Creamy mashed potatoes with chives

Mashed potatoes with chives is one of our must have recipes at the Thanksgiving table. I got this recipe several years back when I started looking out for recipes for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. My daughter loves potatoes and mashed potatoes are her favorite. This is one of the original recipes that has not changed at all over the years. I have offered to make the cream from scratch using fresh chives but my daughter will not allow it. And so every year we go looking for the cream cheese with onions and chives before the stores run out. Luckily, we all like the recipe and it is also liked by the visiting extended family. Thanksgiving would not be complete without it.

These mashed potatoes taste best with Yukon gold potatoes. They are available in every supermarket before Thanksgiving. However, just before Thanksgiving they usually sell out. One year I forgot to stock up early and had to go looking for them the day before Thanksgiving. I had a very hard time finding them. I had to go from store to store until I found a few in one of the stores. Stock up early if you plan on making mashed potatoes using Yukon gold potatoes.

You will need
3 lbs. peeled Yukon gold potatoes
2/3 cup nonfat milk
1 tsp. salt
2/3 cup light cream cheese with chives and onion

Wash and peel the potatoes.

Quarter the peeled potatoes.

Place the potatoes in a Dutch oven, and cover with water. Bring the water to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Drain. Return potatoes to pan. Add the milk and salt. Mash the potato mixture with a potato masher to desired consistency. Add the cheese, and stir just until blended. Mashed potatoes are ready.



  1. This should be flavourful , and although in India we have no way of knowing different varieties of potatoes , atleast their commercial names, I think any potato lover would like this combo !

  2. I think on an average you must be having all the different versions of potatoes..I know when I can come if I need one..:)..very nice version..

  3. Mashed potatoes are my kids favourite, they just love it.. Love the addition of cream cheese with chives here..

  4. Can have potatoes in any form, this looks yummy.

  5. Mashed potatoes looks so creamy and tasty.

  6. Addition of cream cheese is new to me. My kids would love this variation!

  7. The variety of potatoes make all the. guys are lucky to get different variety for different dishes..oh how I love these mashed ones..creamy .wow.

  8. Yumm, creamy & delicious mashed potatoes :-)


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