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Gram’s creamy mashed potatoes are so thick and creamy from the super whipped potatoes and cream cheese, a little tangy from the sour cream, with just the right amount of crust from the paprika on top! The perfect side dish for any meal! www.showmetheyummy.com #mashedpotatoes #sidedish #holidaysides #creamymashedpotatoes
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5 from 3 votes

Gram's Creamy Mashed Potatoes

These ultra creamy potatoes are chunk free and are the perfect side dish to any occasion! Gram's creamy mashed potatoes are whipped until fluffy and are full of cream cheese, sour cream, and butter to make them even more decadent!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy, russet potatoes, Thanksgiving
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 284kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


  • 6-8 whole russet potatoes
  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese softened
  • 1 (8 oz) container Sour cream
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Paprika for topping


  • Clean, peel and quarter potatoes. Make sure to remove any eyes or bruises.
  • Place in a large bowl and cover potatoes with water.
  • Cover with paper towel and cook in the microwave for 30 minutes.
  • Drain water.
  • Whip potatoes in your stand mixture using the whisk attachment until fluffy and no chunks remain. Whip in cream cheese, sour cream, and butter.
  • Spray a 9x13 pan with Pam and put potato mixture in.
  • Top generously with paprika.
  • Store in the fridge covered in saran wrap overnight or preheat oven to 350 degrees and cook for 30 minutes.


If you're going to make these ahead of time (which I would definitely suggest!) I would advise taking them out of the fridge about an hour before you want to bake them to allow them to come to room temperature, so no extra baking time will be required!
Vegan? A reader said they had success with using vegan butter, cream cheese, and sour cream! I can't personally vouch for the results, but I'm sure it'd be wonderful! :)


Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 135mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 630IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 0.1mg