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Purple Mashed Potatoes

These Purple Mashed Potatoes are a deliciously colorful take on a classic! Creamy, buttery, and purple! Everyone will love them!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10 People, as a side
Calories 239kcal
Author Taylor Kiser


  • 4 Lbs Purple Potatoes, cut into quarters or halves if they are small potatoes
  • 2 tsp Salt + more to taste
  • 4 Tbsp Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Full-fat cream cheese
  • 1 3/4-2 Cups 2% Milk or almond milk


  • Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water so the potatoes are covered about 1 inch. Add the salt into the pot and stir.
  • Bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat slightly and cook until the potatoes are very easily pierced with a fork - about 20-25 mins.
  • Once cooked, drain the water and mash the potatoes well with a potato masher or a potato ricer. I strongly recommend a ricer otherwise it's very easy to overwork the potatoes.
  • Melt the butter and cream cheese in a small pan on medium heat (the cream cheese won't fully melt) adding the milk as well so it heats up. I recommend starting with 1 3/4 cup milk then if you want/need more, heat it up before adding
  • Once the butter is melted, stir the butter, cream cheese and milk mixture into the potatoes until fluffy.
  • Season to taste with salt (I like 2-3 tsp) and DEVOUR!



Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 572mg | Potassium: 839mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 338IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1mg