February 14, 2022

Mashed Potatoes

Posted By: Maggie Stamper February 14, 2022
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I've had a few cooking failures in my lifetime. One of my continual failures has been mashed potatoes. I couldn't seem to get the hang of making mashed potatoes. The first time I made mashed potatoes, I was surprised my husband didn't leave me. Gosh, they were horrible!

A few times after that, I failed again. I decided that I just wasn't a mashed potato making person. My mom and Mammie seemed to have the perfect hand at mashed potato making. Evidently, I wasn't blessed at that hand a few years back.

A few years ago, I decided to make mashed potatoes again. I came across the Pioneer Woman's recipe one night, and watched her make mashed potatoes. I feel like I need to turn in my "southern card" because who watches someone make mashed potatoes. Oh, that would be me (deep sigh).

After I made her recipe, I was completely in love with this new mashed potato recipe. Since then, I've made this recipe for every Thanksgiving and Christmas family gathering. I occasionally make this recipe for my son and daughter, who now have a mashed potato addiction.

Here's the recipe:

Pioneer Woman Mashed Potatoes

5 pounds Yukon Potatoes

3/4 cup butter

1 softened 8 ounce cream cheese

1 tsp. Lawry's seasoned salt

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup whole milk

Peel and quarter the potatoes. Place in an enameled cast iron Dutch oven over medium heat.

Cook until softened and drain into a sink strainer.

Place the softened cream cheese and butter in a mixing bowl. Add the quartered potatoes in the mixing bowl and mix until creamy. Place the seasoned salt and pepper in the potato mixture. Add the milk a tablespoon at a time. Do not add all the milk at once, because the mashed potatoes will lose their thickness.

Pour the mashed potatoes in a 12 inch cast iron skillet.

You can make this recipe the day before.


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Maggie Stamper, Old Time Cast Iron Restoration
Hey, ya'll! I'm Maggie Stamper founder and blogger of Old Time Cast Iron. Thanks for joining me and allowing me to share some of my favorite memories, recipes, and finds with you.

I'm a wife and mother to three children. Born and raised as a farm girl in the small town of Greenbrier, Tennessee, I loved spending time with Mammie (grandmother). That's where my love for cooking started, right at her farm table which launched into cast iron skillet cooking later as a young adult.

Today, I love to blog, restore, cook, and treasure hunt for cast iron skillets. Be sure to check back in often because you'll always find something new to enjoy!

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