Deluxe Mashed Potatoes Recipe
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Deluxe Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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THIS IS one of my favorite side dishes because it can be made ahead, refrigerated and then popped into the oven just prior to dinnertime. When my grandchildren come for dinner, I have to double this recipe. They love it! -Vivian Bailey, Cedar Falls, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:4-6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 4 to 5 large potatoes (about 2-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Paprika, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 301 calories, 10 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 313 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 7 g protein.


  1. Peel and cube the potatoes; place in a saucepan and cover with water. Cook over medium heat until tender; drain. Mash until smooth (do not add milk or butter). Stir in cream cheese, sour cream, chives, onion salt and pepper. Spoon into a greased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Dot with butter; sprinkle with paprika if desired. Cover and bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Deluxe Mashed Potatoes in Reminisce January/February 1997, p49

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Reviewed Dec. 1, 2015

"I chose to try this recipe for thanksgiving because I could make it the night before. I made exactly as directed. The potatoes were good, but a little dry for my family's taste. We prefer a creamier potatoe, but they were not bad and easy to put together."

Reviewed Sep. 13, 2015

"Made these ahead just now to bake for later with my slow cooker short ribs. Tried a taste..they are excellent!! cant wait to bake them tonite...."

Reviewed May. 1, 2014

"Excellent flavor and very creamy, loved it."

Reviewed Apr. 10, 2014

"Delicious!!! This recipe elevates mashed potatoes from ho hum to wow!"

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"I LOVE this recipe. It always gets great comments. I use 4 oz. cream cheese and 2/3 c. sour cream. Then I fold in by hand some shredded cheddar cheese. Outstanding! PS Don't use a mixer if you are adding the cheddar cheese-it turns your potatoes orange!"

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