Thursday, January 7, 2010

What's For Dinner?

I made homemade mashed potatoes last night.  This recipe is from Betty Crocker web site.  They tasted even better than the ones I get at my favorite restaurant!  So creamy.  Try it - you'll love it!

Make-Ahead Sour Cream 'n Chive Mashed Potatoes

3lb small red potatoes
1container (8 oz) chive-and-onion cream cheese spread
1container (12 oz) chive-and-onion sour cream
1 1/2teaspoons salt
1/4teaspoon pepper
3tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/2cup French-fried onions (from 2.8-oz can)
1.Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray; set aside. In 4-quart Dutch oven, place potatoes; add enough water just to cover potatoes. Cover and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer covered 20 to 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender; drain. Shake potatoes in Dutch oven over low heat to dry.
2.Mash potatoes until no lumps remain. Add cream cheese, sour cream, salt and pepper; mix until well blended. Spoon into pan. Cover tightly with foil and refrigerate at least 8 hours but no longer than 24 hours. (To bake immediately, drizzle with butter and bake 30 minutes, adding onions for last 15 minutes of baking.)
3.Heat oven to 350°F. Drizzle butter over potatoes. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Sprinkle onions over potatoes. Bake uncovered 15 to 20 minutes longer or until potatoes are hot.


  1. Yum! This sounds really good....and we love mashed potatoes. Thanks for sharing it.

  2. I will have to try this Janis, they sound delish! Thanks foe sharing!