Grandma Finnegan's Mashed Potatoes

I have shared this recipe for a few years now and I am happy to do it again upon some requests. Passed down from my great-grandma Finnegan here is her recipe for mashed potatoes. It is not a terribly difficult recipe; it just takes a little time. I swear, the end result is the creamiest, most savory and seriously delicious mashed potatoes on this earth…like better than dessert. ________________

Great-grandma Finnegan’s Mashed Potatoes


3 lb. or 12 medium sized potatoes

8 oz. package of cream cheese

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup milk

2 eggs (lightly beaten)



1. Boil potatoes until cooked and tender (test with a fork). Then peal potatoes while they are still hot. The hot potato skin should just peal off by hand. (Maybe wear gloves too…they can be really hot.)

2. Beat and mash potatoes while hot and add the cream cheese and butter. *It is easiest to cube up the butter and cream cheese and blend them in with the hot mashed potatoes. The heat helps melt the cream cheese and butter in smoothly.

3. Add eggs and milk together as one and blend

4. Salt and pepper to taste if you like

5. Place in 9 x 13 glass, oven safe dish and refrigerate (Do not freeze)


To serve:

Preheat oven to 350˚F and cook covered for 30 minutes or until warm throughout.






Happy Thanksgiving!!