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Homestyle Mashed Potatoes

Homestyle Mashed Potatoes

Creamy mashed potatoes made with cream cheese, half & half and green onions turn ordinary mashed potatoes into extra-special mashed potatoes.

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20 min
Prep Time
50 min
Total Time


2 pounds potatoes, peeled, cut into 2-inch pieces

1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Half & Half

4 (2 tablespoons) Land O Lakes® Butter Balls

3 ounces cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions

1/4 teaspoon pepper


Land O Lakes® Butter Balls, for topping

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Place potatoes into 4-quart saucepan; add 1 teaspoon salt and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil; continue cooking over medium heat 15-20 minutes or until fork tender; drain.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine potatoes and all remaining ingredients except green onions, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper and Butter Balls for topping. Add green onions, remaining salt and pepper. Mash with potato masher until creamy and smooth.

  3. STEP 3

    Serve hot topped with Butter Balls as desired.

Tip #1

Swap out Land O Lakes® Half & Half for Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream for extra creamy mashed potatoes.

Tip #2

To make ahead, pour mashed potatoes into 1 1/2-quart ungreased casserole dish. Cover; refrigerate. To reheat in oven, place 2 Butter Balls, over potatoes, if desired. Cover with aluminum foil; bake in 350°F oven 30 minutes or until heated through. To reheat in microwave, cover with vented plastic food wrap. Microwave 5 minutes; stir. Continue microwaving 3-4 minutes or until heated through. Top with an 2 additional Butter Balls as desired, swirling to melt.

Tip #3

This recipe can be easily doubled to serve a crowd.

Nutrition (1 serving)

190 Calories
10 Fat (g)
30 Cholesterol (mg)
260 Sodium (mg)
22 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
3 Protein (g)
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