Mashed Potatoes With Cream Cheese, Cheddar and Onions
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When it comes to holiday side dishes, I've never met a tater I didn't like. These mashed potatoes with cream cheese, cheddar and onions are to die for.
Serves: 10
  • 4 pounds Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 1 Sweet or Yellow Onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. Salted Butter + ⅓ cup, cut into pats
  • Splash of Broth, optional
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • ½ - 1 cup Whole Milk or Cream, warmed
  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheddar
  • ¼ cup Italian Parsley, chopped
  • Salt + Black Pepper, to taste
  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into quarters. Place them in a large stockpot and cover them with cold water.
  2. Bring to a boil and add salt to the water, if desired. Cook uncovered for roughly 15 minutes, or until fork tender.
  3. While the potatoes cook, sauté the chopped onion in 1 tablespoon of butter over medium-high heat until caramelized. Add a splash of broth while cooking, if desired. Shred the cheddar cheese and place both items to the side.
  4. Drain potatoes very well in a strainer and warm up the milk.
  5. Add potatoes back to the same stockpot they were cooked in. Start to mash with butter, garlic and cream cheese. Pour in the milk (or cream) a little at a time until you've reached your desired consistency. Fold in the caramelized onions, cheddar and Italian parsley.
  6. Sprinkle with freshly cracked black pepper and serve immediately.
Recipe by Slice of Jess at