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Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes

 Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
Sour cream and cream cheese give richness to these smooth make-ahead potatoes from Trudy Vincent, Valles Mines, Missouri. "They are wonderful for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner since there's no last-minute mashing required," she remarks.
8-10 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 6 cups warm mashed potatoes (without added milk and butter)

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, butter, salad
  • dressing mix and parsley; stir in potatoes. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow
  • cooker. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with fresh potatoes (not instant) in a slow cooker with heating elements surrounding the unit, not only in the base.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 199 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 671 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 3 g protein.