Sunday, February 17, 2013

Fantastic Mashed Potatoes

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Many years ago, a dear friend gave me this recipe and we have never looked back.

This recipe is very versatile, you can make it up to a couple of days before you plan to serve them and reheat the dish in the oven or microwave. Whenever we have a family dinner and mashed potatoes are planned, then someone is assigned  The Mashed Potatoes. We all know which recipe will be used - this one.

There is a funny story associated with these potatoes. We were having dinner with our prospective son-in-law (he has now been my son-in-law for over 20 years!)and his brother was there also.  Anyway... after we had pretty much all eaten our fill, the brother jumped up from the table and started doing sorta jumping jack in place! We were all astonished! What was going on? He then sat down and asked to be passed more potatoes. OK... what was that? He replied he was just making more room for more potatoes...

On to the recipe:

Fantastic Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

5 lb bag of potatoes
1 8 oz cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 cube of butter
some minced onion

If you were looking for a low-fat version - move on...

I like to peel and then dice the potatoes and then boil them. To me, it gets the mess out of the way. After they are tender, drain them in a colander.

After they drain, I put them into my trusty Kitchen Aid mixer bowl. I can't tell you how many times I thank the Lord for this mixer. It has served me well for over 20 years and is still going strong.

Throw the other ingredients into the bowl too. Start with bursts of the mixer spinning, or you will grace your kitchen, counters and floor with potato mixture. After things settle down, add some salt, pepper and mix it up til it is smooth. Put it into a casserole, bowl or whatever you plan on serving your potatoes in. I put mine into a casserole and will heat it up tomorrow for our lunch. I am serving it with homemade meatballs and gravy. Yum. I am kinda hoping that the top makes a little crust and browns up some when I reheat it. A little more butter on top makes it look like it will jump right on to your plate - like I said, if you are looking for a low-fat potato - this a'int it.

These potatoes are so good...enough said.


  1. That looks so good, thank you for sharing. A group of us are going up the coast in a few weeks and I think I will make it for them. Love your blog.
    Paula-windmill farm

  2. My favorite part of this (besides the taste) is that you can make it ahead.


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