Mashed potatoes are great! They are my favorite way to eat potatoes. I started making these when I wanted mashed potatoes, but realized I was out of butter. I had cream cheese.
I figured why not use the cream cheese.

You will need a 2 quart pan with lid.
You will need a potato masher OR a hand mixer.


4-5 medium size potatoes, peeled and cut up. You will need enough to fill your pan almost full.
8 oz. cream cheese, cubed
1/4 cup milk
dried chopped chives

Peel and cut up your potatoes.
Add to the pan.
Put some water in the pan. Enough to cover the potatoes some, but not completely.
Season with salt. About a 1/2 teaspoon is fine.
Cover the pan and turn the heat on to medium high.
When the water comes to a boil, turn the heat down to low and let cook for another 10-15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
In a mixing bowl, add the cream cheese and milk. Dump the potatoes into the bowl.
Sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.
Mash the potatoes with the masher or mixer.
Sprinkle some chives over the potatoes and stir in.
Taste and add more salt, pepper, or chives if you want.

Serves 6.


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