Red Skin Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Rating 5.0
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Red skin mashed potatoes get their pretty pink swirls by keeping the skin on red potatoes. Indulgent with heavy cream and butter with a slight tang from cream cheese, it is a great accompaniment to any meal.
Side Dish
New American
8
ingredients
6
steps
25
minutes
Giselle is a recipe developer and content creator that loves all things sweet and savory. She runs her own food blog, The Busy Spatula, and her work has been featured on Yahoo!, Marvel Studios and the Kitchn.

Ingredients

Servings:
8
2 lb
small red potatoes, quartered
2
garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp
salt
4 tblsp
unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup(s)
heavy cream
2 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup(s)
freshly chopped parsley, for garnish

Directions 6 steps | 25 Minutes

Step 1

Measure and prep all ingredients.

Step 2

In a large pot, add your red potatoes and cover with cold water until the potatoes are completely submerged. Stir in the garlic and two teaspoons of salt. Turn the heat to high and let the water come to a boil.

Step 3

Once the water is boiling, reduce the heat to medium and cook for about 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are tender, or until a knife slides easily into the potato. Drain the water and the potatoes from the pot and return the potatoes into the still-hot pot, shaking it to remove the residual water and steam, about 1 minute.

Step 4

Move the hot potatoes into a large mixing bowl and lightly mash the potatoes with a potato masher.

Step 5

Add in the butter, heavy cream and cream cheese and mash everything together until smooth and fluffy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 6

Top the mashed potatoes with freshly chopped parsley and serve hot. Enjoy!


Notes:

  • You can create different variations of red skin mashed potatoes by adding different toppings such as chopped fresh chives or cooked and crumbled bacon.
  • If desired, you can substitute whole milk for heavy cream for a lower-calorie dish.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
183
FAT
11.1 g
PROTEIN
2.9 g
CARBS
19.2 g

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Glen B.

Glen

14 Jul 2022

I am not sure if I can find a red skin potatoes here in the Philippines. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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Chrystal G.

Chrystal

12 Jul 2022

Mmmm, red skin > russets.

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