Few things get passed from generation to generation, other than genes and the occasional watch. But somehow family recipes manage to survive, despite new kitchen gadgets and ever-changing food trends. So it’s understandable if you’re resistant to changing it--especially with something as classically American as mashed potatoes.
Dare to try something different, though, and you’ll be rewarded with the silkiest, creamiest mashed potatoes you’ve ever tasted. Don’t worry; there are no drastic recipe adjustments here, no special ways of cooking the potatoes. All you have to do is add one ingredient: cream cheese. In fact, this secret ingredient has even Martha Stewart’s mom swooning.
Check out the recipe from Martha herself, and see why people will beg you for the secret. (But make sure you use our butter trick to also make your mashed potatoes fluffy.)