Holiday Mashed Potatoes

November 18, 2010

With Thanksgiving a week away and Christmas right around the corner, I wanted to share one of my favorite holiday recipes: Holiday Mashed Potatoes.  Now I am sure there are as many ways to make mashed potatoes as there are families that make them, but this is my family’s way; passed down from my great-grandma Finnegan.  It is not a terribly difficult recipe; it just takes a little time.  I swear, the end result is the creamiest, most savory and seriously delicious mashed potatoes on this earth…like better than dessert good.


Gorgeous Platine Bleue eggs I found.


Great-grandma Finnegan’s Mashed Potatoes


3 lb. or 12 medium sized potatoes

8 oz. package of cream cheese

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup milk

2 eggs (lightly beaten)



1. Boil potatoes until cooked and tender (test with a fork).  Then peal potatoes while they are still hot.  The hot potato skin should just peal off by hand.  (Maybe wear gloves too…they can be really hot.)

2. Beat and mash potatoes while hot and add the cream cheese and butter.  *It is easiest to cube up the butter and cream cheese and blend them in with the hot mashed potatoes.  The heat helps melt the cream cheese and butter in smoothly.

3. Add eggs and milk together as one and blend

4. Salt and pepper to taste if you like

5. Place in 9 x 13 glass, oven safe dish and refrigerate (Do not freeze)


To serve:

Preheat oven to 350˚F and cook covered for 30 minutes or until warm throughout.


Would love to hear any feed back if people try this recipe.  Let me know what you think.  I think they are the best on the plant.:)

6 Responses to “Holiday Mashed Potatoes”

  1. Martini said

    Sounds so yummy! Can’t wait to try it.

  2. Reggie Jones said

    Erika and I are working on Thanksgiving but we are going to make these potatoes for the Friday after. They sound yummy, I love cream cheese and potatoes!!

  3. Okay–I am making these tomorrow! I have a bag of potatoes I need to cook. Never heard of using cream cheese. Love it! (beautiful photography, by the way)

  4. […] The recipe comes from my Grandmother Margie Meyer, the daughter of my Great Grandma Finnegan of Holiday Mashed Potatoes fame. Those Midwest Irish ladies love their super healthy recipes…what else is going to get […]

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