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Creamy Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

"These nicely seasoned potatoes are so fresh-tasting and creamy that there's no need for extra butter or gravy," writes Natalie Warf of Spring Lake, North Carolina. "I freeze them in individual and family servings for added convenience."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    14 servings


  • 5 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons onion salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  • Mash potatoes with 3 tablespoons of butter. Stir in the cream cheese, sour cream, onion salt, garlic powder and pepper until smooth.
  • Spoon into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Melt remaining butter; drizzle over the top. Cover and freeze for up to 1 month. Or bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through.
  • To use frozen potatoes: Thaw in the refrigerator. Bake as directed.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 221 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 360mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • slice5
    Aug 18, 2017

    I use this recipe for large gatherings and even tailgating. It is soooooo good!!!!!!!! Everyone loves it & always wants the recipe. When tailgating we set up a potato bar with cheese, bacon bits, etc.

  • butlermary75
    Jan 30, 2015

    This was my contribution to a family Christmas dinner. I cooked the potatoes the night before & baked them just before setting out for the host house. I sprinkled bacon bits & shredded cheddar cheese on top for color. It made a welcome alternative to the usual mashed potatoes. I froze the leftovers as single servings to use later with other meals. Very easy to do & definitely a keeper recipe.

  • VictoriaElaine
    Nov 25, 2014

    These are perfect as is - no adjustments needed. The finished potatoes fit perfectly in my 2.75 quart pyrex baking dish, so it makes about 11 cups. I haven't tried freezing them. I make them a day or two in advance & then reheat them in my crock pot buffet server, which frees up my oven for the turkey or ham.

  • kathyg11
    Mar 15, 2013

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  • hjh473
    Mar 10, 2011

    These were amazing. I used garlic salt and broiled them for a few minutes on low right before serving.

  • cheesecakek
    Apr 9, 2007

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  • Judy
    Nov 3, 2006

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