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Kansas Mashed Potatoes

Kansas Mashed Potatoes

Chicken Fried Steak is usually served in Kansas along with mashed potatoes. While I'm sure every Kansan cook, as every cook elsewhere, has their own recipe, I figured I'd try something new and found this recipe from someone's aunt who lives in Kansas. It was pretty good, as mashed potatoes go, but probably not as good as they should have been given all the extra fat added by the cream cheese, butter and sour cream. Still, they were all eaten up.


Kansas Mashed Potatoes


  • 5 lbs Yukon gold potatoes
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • salt & pepper to taste


Bring a large pot with salted water to boil over high heat. Peel or clean the potatoes and quarter them. When the water is boiling add them to the pot and boil until soft. While they boil, take the cream cheese, sour cream and butter out of the fridge and let them come to room temperature.

Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot. Add the cream cheese, sour cream and butter and mashed them together. Season with salt and pepper to taste

Adapted from Aunt Almedia's recipe at Heritage Recipes.

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