It’s Foodie Friday! (Garlic and Cream cheese Mashed Potatoes)

Hi Y’all! Tis the season for some yummy comfort foods right?

 

So here is one of our family faves…

 

Mashed potatoes is usually a win win for most families but occasionally it is good to change it up a bit. Hopefully your families will entertain this version…

 

About 12 to 15 potatoes (depending on the size of them)

 

1 8oz. block cream cheese

 

3 to 4 garlic cloves (feel free to add what your family likes best; more garlicy or less)

 

about 2 large scallion stalks

 

1 stick butter

 

about 1/4 to 1/2 cups milk

 

Take out cream cheese and butter to soften a little. Peal and cut up potatoes. Place in dutch oven and cover with water. Separate and peal garlic cloves and place in water with potatoes. Boil on high heat for about 20 minutes or until tender. In the mean time; slice scallions into small bite size pieces. Cut up cream cheese into chunks. When potatoes are done, drain and return to pot. Be sure you are using a pot that you can use an electric beater in. Place in softened cream cheese and butter. Add in scallions and milk 1/4 cup at a time. You don’t want it to be too soupy. Use electric beaters on low to mash potatoes and garlic. After they are mostly mashed, bump the speed of the beaters up to medium to whip the potatoes. You may serve gravy on these but they are yummy and creamy all by themselves. Besides, they play nicely with the garlic and scallions to give a wonderful flavor without needing gravy. Enjoy!

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