Tuesday, September 9, 2008

It's like Groundhog Day, but with cream cheese

Guess what?

It's another recipe! The sweet and super creative Allikaye's Mama (who makes adorably fun blocks here) is having a fun fall recipe festival going on over at her blog.

I'm all about the cooking.

And guess what?

My recipe once again involves cream cheese.

I know....it's really sad. A few weeks ago I was checking out at Super Target. Which by the way if Super Target was a person I'd probably vote for it for President. I just love it that much. But back to my story I'm getting rung up and the cashier noticed my 6 boxes of cream cheese and politely asked me if I liked cream cheese.

Busted. I held back on going into how I'm considering starting a petition to add it into the food pyramid and just explained I had a couple recipes I was baking with cream cheese in it. She was super intrigued and asked what recipes. Well I told her about my cream cheese mashed potatoes and I thought her head might exploded with excitement because she exclaimed that she never knew it was possible to combine the two.

Oh yes, my sweet Target friend never underestimate the power of cream cheese. It's just that delicious.

So here's the recipe. I like to make this recipe with an amazing chicken recipe I got from the Flying Mum. Although I think the chicken has like 4 Weight Watcher points and my potatoes have like 30.

But whose counting.

Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes:
2 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes
8 oz. cream cheese softened
1 cup shredded Parmesan
1/4 cup butter
1 cup milk
1 Tbs. minced garlic
salt and pepper to tasted

Add potatoes to large pot of boiling water. I do not peel skins because I was once told you loose some nutrients when removing the skins. And well I'm all about this being a healthy side dish. Takes about 30 to 40 minutes to cook. Once you can easily pierce the potato with a fork remove and drain. Add all the remaining ingredients and beat with a mixer. The best part of mashed potatoes is you can add or cut back on anything. Sometimes I add a little bit more garlic or milk or even cream cheese. Serve and enjoy!


♥Lisa and The Pug Posse ♥ said...

it is only 6am here and I am wishing I could have that for breakfast! YUM!

Heather said...

Could you come to my house and cook some things to leave in my freezer! we would be eternally gratefull ... especially my husband who wonders if I will ever cook again after having this baby :)

what do you think about BB?

Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

Never apologize for posting another recipe made with cream cheese. I agree that it should have it's own special place on the food pyramid.

Yummy recipe! I can't wait to try it.

hautemommy said...

oh my GOSH those potatoes look SOOOO amazing!!! I am obsessed with cream cheese too LOL! I am SO making those this week, I will let you know when I do... yum!!!! :) xo!

Carrie said...

I love mash potatoes with cream cheese yum yum!

Heidi Zawisza said...

I have made something similar bfore...and they are TO DIE FOR!! YUMMO!

Lauren said...

Oh my, those sound dangerous. I'm going to have to try those... YUM!

Heather said...

YUM, YUM! I so adore cream cheese! (and Super Target, too!)

mandy said...

I'll eat anything with Cream Cheese in the recipe...
Well, almost anything!

Lane said...

Cream cheese and mashed potatoes are the best!
I have a good c.c. recipe for ya... I will post it on Allikayes Mom post for fall recipes! Yum! :)

Mrs. D said...


Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Those potatoes sound delightful with the chicken! Yum!

And girl, you got some good deals at Walgreens! I need to go!

(Went to the Mattel store today...got some great deals! thanks for sharing that info!)

Heather said...

We had this tonight and it was w.o.n.d.e.r.f.u.l!!! Thanks for the recipie!!!