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Rich & Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Rich & Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 2 hours YIELD:10 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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: 299 calories, 20g fat (13g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 390mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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sd20 User ID: 5560294 265257
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2017

"easy and good. Made exactly as directed."

Jogeng09 User ID: 7370803 238757
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2015

"These were great ... took only a few minutes to make, and using the slow cooker meant I had one less dish competing for space in the oven. I served these on Thanksgiving and everyone thought they were "real" potatoes, so this recipe goes into the permanent file for sure."

jany1954 User ID: 7089030 215069
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2014

"abolutely the way to go when a feast is being cooked my kids couldnt tell the diff from real and believe me they could smell a fake potato a mile away before i pulled this"

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