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5 from 2 votes

Country Mashed Potatoes

Smooth, creamy, and easy country mashed potatoes make a delicious and comforting side dish to any dinner.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mashed potatoes
Servings: 6
Author: Amanda Rettke-iamhomesteader.com


  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt and more for seasoning
  • 2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
  • ½ cup half and half
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon Lawry's season salt
  • pepper for seasoning


  • Fill a large pot halfway with water and add a tablespoon of salt. Bring to a boil. Add the potatoes and boil until fork tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. Drain the water and add the potatoes back to the hot pot.
  • To the potatoes, add the butter, half and half, and cream cheese. Use a hand mixer or potato masher to mix together until smooth or desired consistency. Season with salt, Lawry's, and pepper to taste.