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Rich & Creamy Mashed Potatoes

 Rich & Creamy Mashed Potatoes
It's a cinch to jazz up instant mashed potatoes with sour cream and cream cheese, then cook and serve them from a slow cooker. For a special touch, sprinkle the perfect-for-party time potatoes with chopped fresh chives, canned French-fried onions or fresh grated Parmesan cheese.—Donna Bardocz, Howell, Michigan
10 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 3-3/4 cups boiling water
  • 1-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 cups mashed potato flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional

Directions

  • In a greased 4-qt. slow cooker, whisk the boiling water, milk, cream
  • cheese, butter and sour cream until smooth. Stir in the potato
  • flakes, garlic salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours
  • or until heated through. Sprinkle with parsley if desired.
  • Yield: 10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 299 calories, 20 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 390 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.