Creamy, delicious mashed potatoes. This truly is the Best Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe. Super easy recipe, super creamy, perfect for holidays, potlucks, picnics, bbqs and more! 

World's Best Creamiest Mashed Potatoes Recipe

World’s Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes EVER!

I’ve been making these World’s Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes since I was in my early 20’s. They were always my favorite back then, and they remain so today.

We don’t need to actually discuss my age, but with 5 teenagers, I’m sure you can figure that out on your own. It’s been awhile. And we’ve been making it a long time.

I love this mashed potato recipe, it’s so easy, so creamy and so flavorful.

There is nothing calorie saving about this recipe, but it is perfectly comforting, delicious rich and is our absolute favorite.

World's Best Creamiest Mashed Potatoes Recipe

This makes any average, ordinary meal just a little more special. It’s the perfect side dish for a cold winters night. The ultimate comfort food.

We also make it every Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter as well as birthday’s and other special events. It’s just that good.

I don’t call it the World’s Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes just because. And it’s requested at family events a lot. 

Best Creamiest Mashed Potatoes

I made this particular batch of my awesome World’s Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes for the third month of the Crazy Cooking Challenge.

Last month’s Cooking Challenge was a quest to find the Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe and the month before, we found the Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese Recipe and let me just tell you, I had a blast with both.

World's Best Creamiest Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Ready to make the World’s Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe?

These mashed potatoes go with anything and we make it for ALL major holidays. Not to mention, it’s a great side dish to make an ordinary dinner just a little extraordinary.

So creamy, so delicious. I promise, the creamiest mashed potatoes ever. Your whole family will love them! 

World's Best Creamiest Mashed Potatoes Recipe

World’s Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes

Nicole Cook
Creamy, delicious mashed potatoes. This truly is the World's Best Mashed Potatoes Recipe. Super easy recipe, perfect for holidays, potlucks, picnics, bbqs and more! 
4.43 from 7 votes
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 387 kcal


  • 10 – 12 Yukon Gold Potatoes do not cut or peel
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 8 ounces unsalted butter
  • 1 clove garlic pressed or finely chopped (I also use garlic powder)
  • 1 teaspoons onion powder
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cups sour cream add more to taste
  • ½ teaspoons Lawry’s seasoning salt
  • ¼ teaspoons salt
  • ¼ teaspoons pepper


  • Scrub your potatoes. Drop into a pot of salted boiling water. Boil them about 40-50 minutes or so.
  • Carefully drain them. Don’t allow them to cool too much. Cut them into 4 smaller pieces.
  • Put everything into a huge bowl and then begin to mash them up. You can use a potato masher, but I actually use my handheld mixer.
  • Now, add your seasonings, the garlic (I used powder for this recipe, but I do use the garlic cloves most of the time), the cream cheese, and the butter. Blend well.
  • Now add the milk and sour cream. You can add more milk or sour cream to taste or to add to the creaminess.
  • Blend well.
  • Serve immediately! You can freeze these too, just remove from freezer, allow to sit about 20-30 minutes before putting in the oven. Bake at 325 covered (in tinfoil) for about 20-30 minutes or so. Mix well and check to be sure there are no cold spots.


Calories: 387kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 5gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 17gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 235mgPotassium: 787mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 886IUVitamin C: 34mgCalcium: 77mgIron: 1mg
Keyword easy side dishes
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  1. I love all of the additional spices. I usually use just salt and pepper, but I like the addition of seasoning salt and onion powder. They look great!

  2. These look fabulous! I love the combination of ingredients. Anything with garlic in it is a hit for me! I could eat that entire bowl of potatoes! 🙂

  3. All this goodness on your blog lately really has me hungry. Mashed potatoes and I are really great friends. I know I love your cooking so I am making these soon. Yay!

  4. Hi Nicole,
    These really do look like the best! Great recipe for the Crazy Cooking Challenge, it looks delicious! Hope you are having a great day.
    Miz Helen

  5. Ok, here is what I really wanted to put in my post above. Didn’t want to embarrass Nicole…I am terribly flattered (and a little overwhelmed) that a person like you would say we are so alike because I admire you so very much! I only became a foodie a short time ago (a huge passion now) and followed you well before I “knew” you as a friend, fellow foodie and to be just totally awesome as a person. All the great things you said above have me smiling like a fool and I really do mean to put your additions into my own recipe. Little as they may be I think they will be perfect, just like you! There…

    1. I love you so much it’s ridiculous. You are a beautiful friend, an amazing photographer and a freakin’ awesome cook ’cause I always love what you post. You keep me smiling all the time and there is just no day that is not complete with some Sheri time. I admire you and your strength in what you have endured in the past. I think you are an amazing mom to Spencer and quite obviously a wonderful wife to John, who by the way I think is awesome just for being so encouraging to you and to us… especially us, our friendship. Here’s to a million more shared recipes and the hope that someday we will be cooking side by side. 😉

    1. I know I seriously got super lucky. LOL And it was not done on purpose which is even better, and she had no idea until today which is what made today’s reveal even more fun to me! 🙂 haha Thanks!

  6. This sounds soooo yummy! My homemade mashed potatoes are SCARY! These days my potatoes come in a pouch and I add water & milk……….. sad but true.
    This is why I follow you, I hope some of it might rub off.

    1. How cute are you? I need to provide you with some easy recipes then so that you can create yummy things but faster. 🙂
      These potatoes only take a long time ’cause you have to boil ’em. Otherwise, not long at all.
      I’m glad you follow me – I’ll do my best to send you food vibes, if you’ll keep me laughing. Tale of a sleepless night is hilarious!

  7. I agree that it was kind of difficult to find a recipe when I already have one that I LOVE but the recipe you made looks delicious!

  8. Well great minds do think alike. I could go for either recipe. I love different ways to make mashed potatoes (even though I voted for stuffing to be the challenge this month), and will probably be giving both of these a try. Thanks for sharing.

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