Monday, October 20, 2008

Fall Into Flavor - Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

A few weekends ago we were invited to spend the day with some friends and I needed to take a side dish for our shared dinner. I wanted something ready to go that would not require preparation out there but that would not appear to be "leftovers."

I was so excited to discover this recipe for Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes. It fit the bill perfectly. And oh my goodness, was it delicious! My kids even asked "Why don't you ever cook this at home?"

And don't be counting your calories on this one. It's full of good stuff like cream cheese, butter, & sour cream!

Giving credit where credit is due, this recipe comes from the classic cookbook Necessities & Temptations, the cookbook compiled by the Junior League of Austin.

NIGHT BEFORE MASHED POTATOES
Serves 10 to 12

8 to 10 potatoes, peeled
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
Salt and pepper to taste
Butter
Seasoned salt

1. Boil and drain potatoes.
2. Whip hot potatoes adding cream cheese and sour cream. Continue beating until fluffy and smooth. Add salt and pepper.
3. Place in a buttered 9 by 13-inch baking dish. Dot generously with butter and sprinkle with seasoned salt. Cover with foil and refrigerate. Potatoes can be frozen at this stge and thawed before baking. Bake, covered with foil, 15 minutes at 325. Continue baking, uncovered, 20 minutes.

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11 comments:

A Stone Gatherer said...

Oh that sounds too yummy! I LLOOOOVVVVEEE Mashed Potatoes! Used to live on them when I was single! Anything with Cream cheese, butter and sour cream is cool with me! Did I say yummy yet?!!!!

Cindy Swanson said...

Linda, I've had these before, and always thought it would be a great idea. This definitely goes into my file!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

My love for mashed potatoes is legendary. Remember in 2007 (or was it 06?) I made myself a pot of mashed potatoes for my birthday and skipped the cake. Thanks for sharing!

Kim said...

Yum! I've made this with shredded cheddar cheese but never cream cheese. Definitely gonna have to try! I think I could pull a Linda and eat an entire pot of mashed potatoes all by myself, and this looks like an excellent candidate for the first round :-)

Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

Starch...check.
Cream cheese...check.
Butter...check.
Freezes beautifully...check.

Oh yes I will be trying this one as soon as humanly possible!

Xandra

Bev Brandon said...

Hey, how are you? I'm fighting Austin allergies---ooohh...what's Deep End??

Bev Brandon said...

PS - I am so going to make this recipe next Tuesday for a dinner. Thanks!!!

Esthermay Bentley-Goossen said...

Way too easy! And the cream cheese sold me. This one gets printed for y collection! THANK YOU!

PJ said...

OOOH! These sound yummy!!!

Cheryl said...

This sound wonderful! There's no better comfort food than mashed potatoes!!!

Deb said...

Oh I agree, Comfort food:) Have to try this!! Thanks:)Yesirree