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Caramelized Onions in Mashed Potatoes Recipe
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Caramelized Onions in Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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My husband came up with this recipe, and it is so delicious. The sweet onions, rich cream cheese and mashed potatoes make an irresistible trio. —Kristy McClellan, Phoenix, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 313 calories, 14 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 275 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
Originally published as Caramelized Onions in Mashed Potatoes in Country February/March 2009, p49

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 313 calories, 14 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 275 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed Apr. 24, 2014

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.

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Reviewed Feb. 25, 2013

Loved this recipe. Would use a a little more potato next time as they were a little thin but delicious!

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Reviewed Mar. 31, 2010

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!

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Reviewed Mar. 9, 2010

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.

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Reviewed Mar. 9, 2010

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.

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