Cream cheese and pancetta add decadence to this otherwise simple recipe! Creamer potatoes are a natural choice for easy mashed potatoes because the naturally thin skin doesn’t have to be peeled and adds extra flavor to the dish.

5 mins
20 mins


  • Large pot
  • Strainer
  • Frying pan
  • Potato masher


  • 1.5 lbs Little Potatoes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • (For seasoning) salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups pancetta, cubed
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 3 Tbsp chives, chopped


  • Step 1

    Add potatoes to a large pot and cover with water. Add salt and bring to a boil for 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, place milk and butter in a small sauce pot and heat over low heat until butter is melted and milk is steaming.

  • Step 3

    Once potatoes are cooked, strain and transfer to a medium mixing bowl.

  • Step 4

    Using a potato masher, smash potatoes with milk and butter mixture and season with salt and pepper.

  • Step 5

    Cut pancetta into small cubes. In a frying pan over medium heat, cook pancetta until crispy.

  • Step 6

    While pancetta is cooking, chop chives and set aside.

  • Step 7

    Once potatoes are smashed add cream cheese, cooked pancetta, and chives. Stir to incorporate.