Cheesy Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes - Recipe

These potatoes are so rich and creamy and SO good!
We were treated to these over Christmas, and the boys ate them all up so I knew I had to have the recipe.
Then again when can you ever go wrong with sour cream and cream cheese in a recipe?
This went very well with the meatloaf we had earlier this week and would go with a roast of your choice.

Link to original recipe.

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Cheesy Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Recipe By : Hungry Jack
Serving Size: 16
Preparation Time: 20:00
Cook Time: 1 hour
Categories: Potato Side Dish

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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5 cups water
12 tbl unsalted butter
2 teaspoons garlic salt -- optional
2 teaspoons onion salt -- optional
8 ounces cream cheese -- softened and cubed
1 package cheddar cheese -- shredded and divided
2 cups skim milk
16 ounces sour cream
13 1/3 ounces potato flakes

  • HEAT oven to 350°F. Spray 13 x 9-inch oven safe casserole with non-stick cooking spray; set aside. Heat water, butter, garlic salt and onion salt to boiling in a 6 quart Dutch oven. Remove from heat. Add cream cheese, milk and sour cream, stirring until cream cheese is dissolved.
  • STIR in potato flakes and 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, mixing until all ingredients are well combined. Spread mashed potato mixture into prepared pan.
  • BAKE 45 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese on top. Bake an additional 15 minutes, or until bubbling around edges and golden brown.

Before baking, potato mixture can be covered and stored in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours. Uncover and bake as directed above.

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Per Serving: 843 Calories; 82g Fat (86.1% calories from fat); 7g Protein; 23g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 222mg Cholesterol; 610mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 16 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

  • You really use to regular cream cheese and sour cream, I used the low fat versions and they did not do the recipe justice.
  • I did not use cheddar cheese, figured there was enough dairy in the recipe.
  • We prefer to use garlic/onion powder than the salt, a bit better for your heart.
  • I used our fresh chives to garnish the top; they added a nice flavor to the potatoes.
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