"Everything" Mashed Potato Casserole Recipe
- 3 pounds potatoes (about 9 medium), peeled and quartered
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
- 1/2 cup butter, cubed
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- 3 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
- 1 tablespoon minced chives
- 1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain.
- 2. In a large bowl, mash potatoes. Beat in the cream cheese, butter, milk, salt and pepper until fluffy. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Spread sour cream over the top.
- 3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with the cheddar cheese, bacon and chives. Bake 5 minutes longer or until heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 12 servings.
3/4 cup equals 433 calories, 33 g fat (22 g saturated fat), 114 mg cholesterol, 340 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein.
Reviews for "Everything" Mashed Potato Casserole
"I doubled the recipe for a family potluck and received many compliments. I am making this again for Christmas dinner. Great way to do mashed potatoes in the absence of gravy. So delicious! Only advice I have is to add salt as needed, I didn't feel 1/4 tsp. was enough. So I tasted as I mixed."
"Perhaps it was because I used light sour cream, but the amount of sour cream used in the recipe made it too runny. I will make this again because it is REALLY tasty, but I will half the s.c. Overall delicious though!"
"I made this casserole for the first time a couple of years ago during the holidays. I actually did the shortcut by using instant mashed potatoes. The preparation takes a bit of time, it is well worth it. This dish had become a family favorite, and everyone requests me to make it for every special family get together or holiday. This dish is wonderful paired with any kind of meat or poultry. since we are on the respective low fat low sodium diet, I use fat free cream cheese and fat free cheddar cheese. The taste is still wonderful , creamy, delicious and filling. Definitely worth trying!"
"Wonderful! And don't be afraid of all the calories/carbs, etc. Use low fat or no fat cheeses, Smart Balance butter, skim or 2% milk and turkey bacon. Once you put it all together, you'll never know the difference. Thanks SO much for the recipe."
"I made this originally for Easter some time ago. I used "instant" mashed potatoes to shorten prep and serving time. My husband is also on a low-fat diet so I use no fat sour cream, and use less bacon. It is absolutely a family favorite, and it is requested by my kids at every special occasion...absolutely satisfying and delicious!"
"This is delish! The cream cheese, while delicious, makes the potatoes shiny and a little pasty. I may either reduce or eliminate it next time. I may also try reduced fat cheddar, cream cheese, sour cream and milk."
"<p>Found this when looking for a potato casserole for Thanksgiving and this became an instant family hit. I will change two things. 1) Decrease the amount of sour cream by at least 1/2 cup. 2 cups is a bit much but adds a nice tangy flavor. 2) Add more bacon!! </p>"
"It was alright. But the sour cream taste was so overpowering. Needed more bacon as well. The only thing I changed was I was a tad short on the cream cheese, but it was almost correct minus a spoonful. I also didn't have chives, so I used half a tablespoon of rosemary instead. My mom loved it though. Doubt I'll make it again any time soon. But probably will try it again."
"Family favorite! Love love love it! I add the sour cream to the mashing of potatoes mixture. Makes them creamier!"
"I made this recipe a few years ago at Thanksgiving and now I have to make it for every family get together. The only substitution I make is to use plain yogurt instead of the sour cream only because my husband doesn't like sour cream. I like the garlic addition, I may try that when I make it today."
"This recipe needs a lot of help. The taste was good, but the consistency and the look of these potatoes left a lot to be desired. If I ever were to make these again, I would halve the cream cheese, milk and sour cream. These potatoes were way too thin and too rich. Great concept though."
"Made 1 and 1/2 of this recipe and took it to a bring a covered dish dinner. There were over 100 dishes to eat from at least 10 different potatoes. These were great. They were the only potato pan that was completely empty. Everyone loved em."
"I HAVEN'T MADE THIS RECIPE BUT IT SOUNDS GOOD. I LOVE POTATOES. THERE IS A WAY A PERSON COULD MAKE IT A LOT HEALTHIER. YOU COULD USE LOW FAT CREAM CHEESE. HALF THE BUTTER OR LESS. I DON'T SEE WHY YOU NEED THE BUTTER ANYWAY. USE SKIM MILK AND LOW FAT OR FAT FREE SOUR CREAM AND USE LOW FAT CHEDDAR. ACTUALLY I FIND THAT WHEN I USE LIGHTER PRODUCTS YOU CAN'T EVEN TELL THE DIFFERENCE."
"I have made this recipe for years, but I add a couple of teaspoons of garlic. Makes it so much better, and I do not totally mash the potatoes. I use my hands to squish them leaving some chunks. Served this to guests the other night and all wanted the recipe. YUM But NOT low in calories."
"I skipped the bacon and we all still loved the dish!"
"I made this casserole for our Christmas dinner at the church and it was wonderful. I added 8oz. shredded parmesan cheese on top of the cheddar, then the bacon and the chives. Great recipe!"
"I used plain yogurt instead of the sour cream to cut down on the fat. This was easy to make and absolutely delicious. It looks pretty when served too!"
"Love this recipe!!!Makes the best mashed potatoes ever. Not dry or too runny! i left the sour cream out of the baking and just added it as it was served. Either way still delicious!"