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Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Everyone who has tasted these cheesy mashed potatoes asks how to make them. Since this comforting casserole bakes at the same temperature as my chicken bundles, I get it started in the oven and pop in the entree a little later. —Brad Moritz, Limerick, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 large potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Additional shredded cheddar cheese, optional

Directions

  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with water. Cover and bring to a boil. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until very tender; drain well.
  • In a bowl, mash potatoes. Add cream cheese, cheddar cheese, sour cream, onion, egg, salt and pepper; beat until fluffy. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with additional cheese if desired.

Cheesy Mashed Potato Tips

What can I put on top of mashed potatoes?

The mild, buttery flavor of mashed potatoes makes it the perfect canvas for toppings. After baking, sprinkle the top with minced green onions or chives, crumbled cooked bacon and herbs (think thyme, parsley and rosemary).

What is the best tool to mash potatoes?

We recommend using a handheld masher, a potato ricer or a fork to mash potatoes. Resist the temptation to dump the cooked potatoes into a food processor or blender. Overmixing gives spuds a gooey, gluey texture.

What vegetable goes well with mashed potatoes?

Add more color and nutrition to the table by pairing mashed potatoes with colorful vegetables, such as fresh green beans and garlic, roasted carrots with thyme or herbed peas.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 328 calories, 14g fat (9g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 633mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 10g protein.

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