When your usual Thanksgiving mashed potatoes need a recipe revival, who better than Ree Drummond to give you a must-eat side-dish revamp? We turned to the Pioneer Woman’s creamy mashed potatoes to breathe new life into our mashed potatoes and we are weak in the knees over this ridiculously good holiday side dish.
If you’ve got a hungry Thanksgiving crowd to feed, fill them up with a holiday meal that makes their mouths water with every unforgettable holiday memories. For your comfort food-loving guests, the mashed potatoes are the most exciting and anticipated dish on the holiday table. We guarantee that the Pioneer Woman’s creamy mashed potatoes will have your family and friends asking you for the recipe so they can eat the celebrity chef’s side dish with abandon long after Thanksgiving is over.
What makes the Pioneer Woman’s mashed potatoes so impressive? The butter, the cream cheese and the half and half! This recipe, which serves ten hungry holiday guests generously, boasts nearly one whole cup of butter and a package of cream cheese. If dreamy, creamy mashed potatoes aren’t enough, this holiday side-dish is simply but deliciously seasoned with Lawry’s Seasoned Salt (no MSG here!) and freshly ground black pepper. Finely chopped fresh chives add a colorful and mild onion contrast to the mashed spuds.
Why are mashed potatoes a popular holiday side dish that is often only made during the holiday season? We have no idea! Making mashed potatoes is an uncomplicated endeavor that yields the most satisfying of comfort food meals.
Set the Pioneer Woman’s creamy mashed potatoes on the table and watch your Thanksgiving guests dig in!
Simply place peeled, diced potatoes into a large pot of water and boil for 30 to 35 minutes or until the potatoes are fork-tender. Drain into a colander and transfer the potatoes back into the pot and start mashing.
Add a generous amount of butter pieces, cream cheese and half and half to the potatoes and mash together. Season with Lawry’s Seasoned Salt and freshly ground black pepper and mash the seasonings into the potatoes. Butter makes everything better — so add more! Though these mashed potatoes are already knee-weakingly delish, adding more butter heightens their creaminess and flavor.
Prepare potatoes for the oven
Transfer the scrumptiously mashed potatoes to a baking dish and dot them with more butter pieces.
Bake the mashed potatoes until the butter melts like liquid gold. Finally, serve the mashed potatoes with a colorful fresh herb garnish. As soon as you pull these creamy mashed potatoes from the oven, garnish them with finely chopped fresh chives and serve hot. The heat from the potatoes wilts the chives and bring out their mild onion flavor.