Holiday Mashed Potatoes

HOLIDAY MASHED POTATOES

These mashed potatoes are great for the holidays or really anytime.  The reason I like to serve them with holiday meals is that they can be made ahead of time and just heated in the oven for 45 minutes prior to serving.  Eliminates that “last minute rush” on days when you are juggling to get all the components of the meal ready at one time!

10-12 Servings

INGREDIENTS

12 medium cooked potatoes

1 – 8 ounce package of cream cheese

¼ cup unsalted butter

½ cup sour cream

½ cup milk, half and half or if you really want to be decadent, heavy whipping cream

2 eggs beaten

¼ cup minced onion (optional)

1 teaspoon kosher salt

Pepper to taste

PREPARATION 

In large mixing bowl mash the hot potatoes, add small pieces of the cream cheese and butter until melted and blended.  Blend in sour cream.  Combine eggs, onion, milk and seasonings.  Fold egg mixture into the potatoes.  Beat until light and fluffy. 

Turn potato mixture into a buttered 9 inch round casserole dish and refrigerate for a minimum of 2-3 hours.  Overnight is best.  Bake at 350 degree F oven for 45 minutes or until well heated and lightly browned.