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Deluxe Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Deluxe Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 301 calories, 10g fat (7g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 313mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 7g protein

Reviews for Deluxe Mashed Potatoes

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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!"

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"Made as-is in advance. Great flavor and easy to assemble."

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"Made as-is and ahead of time. Turned out great."

Reviewed Jan. 17, 2012

"J have made this for 25+ years and everyone loves them. It's wonderful to make ahead, especially on a holiday (less clean up)."

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2010

"I make this recipe a day ahead and reheat at 350 for 45 min. covered or uncovered if you it slightly browned on top. You should have heard the teenage boys raving about the potatoes (of all things) on Thanksgiving. "Best mashed potatoes we've ever eaten""

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2010

"Great taste, however I used 1/2 the cream cheese and added 1 tablespoon of butter to the potatoes when mashing. Then I topped the casserole dish with 1/2 cup of buttered bread crumbs seasoned or plain is fine and parmesan cheese. Was great taste. I also baked at uncovered for 25 min. just till the bread crumbs were browned."

Reviewed Aug. 26, 2009

"Again, I would definetely use reduced fat cream cheese and fat free sour cream. SOunds delicious."

Reviewed Jul. 11, 2009

"should the cream cheese be 8 oz?"

Reviewed Jun. 5, 2009

"Oh my this looks yummy....will give this a try soon.

Thanks for posting this."

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