Amish Mashed Potatoes

They’re just mashed potatoes. But everyone knows how to make mashed potatoes, right? Well, not necessarily, but either way, I LOVE mashed potatoes as long as they are “real” and I love Amish Mashed Potatoes even more. You don’t even want to know how much butter I like on my mashed potatoes, and don’t forget the salt and pepper. Do forget the canned gravy though. Amish Mashed Potatoes are a special kind of treat. We don’t eat them all the time but I love to make them for special occasions or holidays, and they are the best served up with my favorite turkey recipe.

A basic “easy” way to know how many potatoes to use when making mashed potatoes: figure 1 medium potato per person with a few extra thrown in. It works. Truly it does. My favorite potatoes to use are red potatoes. They don’t need to be peeled unless you just don’t like ANY peels in your mashed potatoes, and they look pretty.

Amish Mashed Potatoes add a twist to your family dinner and are a special treat in our house.

Amish Mashed Potatoes
  • Potatoes
  • 3 cloves diced or smashed garlic (4-10 people) 5 cloves (10-17 people)
  • ¼ cup butter (for 4-8 people) ⅓ cup (8-12 people) ½ cup (13-17 people)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (4-10 people), 6 ounces (8-12 people), 8 ounces (10-17 people)
  1. Cover with cold water. (About an inch over them)
  2. Cook on medium, with the lid on. Watch that they don't boil over!!
  3. While they are cooking, brown ½ stick butter,
  4. Use a fork to test for done-ness. When they are soft, pull them off the stove and drain them.
  5. Put them in a bowl or pan that is safe to mash them in (no non-stick).
  6. Add cream cheese and butter and mash.

Yes, I realize they are disgustingly unhealthy but they are so good. Do not get between me and my mashed potatoes!! How do you “dress up” your mashed potatoes?

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Heather McCurdy writes at Real: The Kitchen and Beyond, where she provides easy, affordable recipes for busy families, allowing women to embrace the budget and spend more time with their families without the guilt of needing perfection.

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  1. says

    I went to “amish country” in Ohio recently & had mashed potatoes for the first time; OMG!! I can’t wait to try this receipe and hope it”s as good as what I had in Ohio! Thanks

    • says

      Let me know how these turn out for you. If they aren’t quite right, you may want to try browning the butter before adding it to your potatoes. That’s another version. ūüôā


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