- 4 large potatoes, peeled and quartered
- 1/8 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 6 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1/3 cup chopped onion
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
- 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- Dash cayenne pepper
- Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water; add seasoned salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
- Meanwhile, in a small skillet, melt 4 tablespoons butter. Add onion; cook until slightly softened. Sprinkle with brown sugar; cook until brown sugar is bubbly and onion is tender.
- Drain potatoes; transfer to a large bowl. Add the sour cream, half-and-half, cream cheese, salt, pepper, cayenne and remaining butter; mash until smooth. Stir in the onion mixture. Yield: 8 servings.
Reviews for Caramelized Onions in Mashed Potatoes
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I used 5 large potatoes as I didn't want to end up with thin potatoes like several other reviewers did. I'm so happy I did -the finished potatoes had perfect consistency! I will add more onions next time - I may even double them. Other than those 2 things, I wouldn't change a thing. They are wonderfully delicious! Ended up with about 6 cups mashed potatoes.
Loved this recipe. Would use a a little more potato next time as they were a little thin but delicious!
I was very surprised to read the recipe and find out we were basically making caramel and not caramelizing the onions by cooking them low and slow. But I really liked the recipe just the same. It was on the sweet side but a wonderful departure from basic mashed potatoes. I might even add more onion next time!
I couldn't hardly imgine patatoes with brown sugar. So for that reason I had to try it. My husband really liked it. Just make sure that you cook enough potatoes or it may be too sweet. I was pleasantly surprised.
I made these last night and they were so good! I used 2% milk instead of half & half and I only had whipped chive cream cheese so I used that. One of the best potatoes I have had without needing gravy.