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Kika's Mashed Potatoes | The Real Deal

My family has come to the conclusion that no one makes better mashed potatoes than Kika, our "third grandma" who cared for us while we were growing up. She is a talented self-taught cook with many staple recipes, but her mashed potatoes made a lasting impression on us all. Her mashed potatoes were the silkiest, sexiest (for a lack of better word), milkiest- hit the spot type of good, perfect to pair along with corned beef, turkey, brisket- anything really! Here is my attempt at recreating Kika's mashed potatoes and think it's pretty darn close to the real deal. Grab a spoon and dig in!

Kika's Mashed Potatoes

Prep time: 7 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 32 minutes

Yield: 6 to 8 servings


7 to 8 yukon gold potatoes (about 4 ½ lbs), peeled and chopped into chunks

1 oz cream cheese

1 stick butter

1 ½ cups milk

Salt and Pepper, to taste


In a medium to large pot, bring water to a boil. Add peeled and chopped potatoes. Cook until fork tender, about 20 to 25 minutes. Drain and place back into pot, then mash until smooth. Add cream cheese, butter, and milk; stir till fully combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste, don’t be afraid to season, you have a lot of potatoes!

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