Extraordinary Potatoes

Extraordinary Potatoes

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Anita Hoffman


Make this a day ahead or the same day. Frees you up to take care of other dishes. Absolutely the best mashed potatoes.


★★★★★ 1 vote

30 Min
30 Min


  • 5 lb
    peeled potatoes
  • 8 oz
    softened cream cheese
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 1/4 c
    softened butter
  • 1 Tbsp
    onion salt
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • ·
    butter and paprika for garnish

How to Make Extraordinary Potatoes


  1. Cook potatoes in salted water until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain. Mash.
  2. Add cream cheese in pieces.
    Add next 5 ingredients. Beat until smooth and fluffy.
    Put into a 3 quart casserole.
    Make indentations with back of spoon.
    Put a dab of butter in each indentation.
    Sprinkle with paprika.
  3. Ahead: After putting potatoes in casserole, dot with butter and cool slightly, cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Take out of refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
    Bake, covered at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes or until very hot in center. .
  4. Same day: Heat in a 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes or until heated through.
  5. Potatoes can be reheated in a slow cooker.
    Take potatoes out of refrigerator about 3-1/2 hours before serving. Put in slow cooker.
    Dot with butter.
    Cook on low heat for 3 hours, stirring once or twice.
    They can be held an additional 30 minutes.

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About Extraordinary Potatoes

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American

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