📖 Recipe


Red Skin Mashed Potatoes with Cream Cheese

Redskin mashed potatoes with cream cheese in a beige bowl, on a pink napkin, with a spoon.

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Creamy and comforting Red Skin Mashed Potatoes are the perfect side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and every other day in between!  This rustic-style redskin mashed potato recipe is made entirely in one pot and only requires 5 main ingredients!


  • 1.5 pounds baby red skin potatoes 
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter - melted
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives - chopped


  1. Fill a medium-sized saucepan (within 1 inch from the top) with water and bring to a boil.  Add the redskin potatoes and cook until they can be easily pierced with a fork.  About 15-18 minutes. 
  2. Drain the boiling water and return the potatoes to the pan.  Gently mash the potatoes using a potato masher.  Mash the potatoes until they are dry and crumbly.  
  3. Add the milk, melted butter, cream cheese, salt, pepper, and garlic powder to the mashed potatoes.  Mix with a large mixing spoon until the cream cheese has fully incorporated with all the other ingredients and the potatoes are smooth and creamy. 
  4. Mix in the fresh chives, serve, and enjoy! 


  • Mashing potatoes releases the starch in the potato.  The more you mash, the more starch is released.  Over-mashing can release too much starch which results in a gummy, gluey texture.  Be careful not to over-mash or over-mix.   
  • The nutrition information shown below is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator.  It should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice.