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Mashed Russet Potatoes with Cream Cheese

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Cream cheese gives these mashed potatoes a deliciously mild tanginess.

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  • Yield: Makes about 10 cups

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2016

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds russet potatoes
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces room-temperature cream cheese, cut into small pieces

Directions

  1. Place potatoes in a large pot with 2 tablespoons salt and garlic. Add water to cover by 1 inch and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to medium and simmer until potatoes are tender and can be pierced easily with a fork, 12 to 15 minutes.

  2. Drain potatoes and garlic in a colander. Return to pot and cook over medium, stirring frequently, until pale, dry, and a film begins to form on bottom of pot, 2 to 3 minutes. Working in batches, press through a ricer into a large bowl, or mash directly in pot with a potato masher. Cover to keep warm.

  3. In a small saucepan, heat milk and butter. Mix into potatoes, then add cream cheese, stirring until fully incorporated. Season with salt and pepper.

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