Friday, October 14, 2011

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Hi everyone, sorry to be missing for awhile but I've been very busy here of late. But I guess everyone is busy too, no excuse! Today I want to share with you my mashed potato recipe. You've probably have a recipe similar to this but these are just too good not to share with you!

First off I peel a five pound sack of potatoes, I usually use the white one but I think the red ones would work just fine too. Put them on and let them boil until you can stick a fork in them and the potato is tender. Oh, I dice mine so that they cook faster. After they are done, drain them. Than add milk, butter, cream cheese, sour cream, salt and pepper. I use my hand held mixer to mix everything together.
Here is what they look like with some yummy meat loaf and green beans....yummmmm!!
Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes
one- five pound sack of potatoes
4 ozs. cream cheese, cut into cubes
8 ozs. sour cream
1/2 stick butter, sliced
1/4 cup to 1/3 cup, depends on how you like the consistency of your mashed potato
salt and pepper to taste
Peel and dice potatoes and place in pot large enough to hold, fill with water to cover the potatoes. After the potatoes are cooked to the tender stage, drain. Return the drained, cooked potatoes to your cooking pot. Add salt, pepper, milk, cream cheese, sour cream and butter. Mix well either with a potato masher or mixer until well blended. Serves about 6 to 8.
You can put them into a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish and put them in the refrigerator, covered with foil for a couple of days. When you need them, put them into a preheat 350 degree oven and bake for 1 hour. You can also put additional slices of butter on the top, if desired.

I have used this recipe at Thanksgiving and put the mashed potatoes in a sprayed Crock-pot,large enough to hold them, and put them on LOW to re-heat and serve, I think for about 4 hours.
I hope you enjoy these potatoes, we sure do, in fact my one daughter can make a meal off of these!
Thanks for stopping in to see me. Mary

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1 comment:

Chanda Stehlik said...

Mmmmmm, these look soooo good! You have no idea, lol! Been on a diet again and I can't have these! But ohhhhh, the thought of them! Especially with sour cream and cream cheese! You're making my mouth water!!!!