Cream Cheese and Chive Potatoes Recipe

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Spice this recipe up a little by adding bacon bits on top.
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4 to 6 servings SERVINGS


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 pounds potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces, skins on
  • 1/3 cup cream cheese
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons minced chives


  •  Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat. When melted, add the potatoes, cover, and gently cook until they’re fork-tender, about 15 minutes. Add the cream cheese and generous pinches of salt and pepper. Smash the potatoes and cream cheese together with a potato masher or fork until they’re mostly creamy and combined, with just a few small potato pieces remaining for a little texture. Top with the chives and gently stir to incorporate just before serving.

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    Reprinted with permission from Family Table (2018), by Shaye Elliott and published by Lyons Press.