Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Holiday Re-Post

Well November is officially here and that means it's time to start planning your Thanksgiving Day feast!  This is one of my favorite time saving dishes for the big day, so I figured it was worth a re-post.

I don't know about you, but in my holiday meal experience, those final minutes in the kitchen tend to be a bit on the hectic side. Chances are you've got ten thousand people in the kitchen, there's a giant bird to be carved, gravy to be made, rolls to be burned - er, I mean warmed... you know all those last minute things that can't be done in advance. One of the things we scratched of the list years ago in our family was mashing the potatoes. This recipe is SUPER basic, and WAY too delicious! The greatest part, all the time consuming stuff can be done the day before. All you have to do the day of the big meal is throw it in the oven and enjoy!

Holiday Mashed Potatoes

5 lbs Potatoes, peeled & cut
8 oz Cream Cheese
1 Cup Half & Half
½ Cup Butter, + more for top
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Season Salt
1 tsp Regular Salt
1 tsp White Pepper

Boil & drain potatoes.

Mix Cream Cheese and half & half until creamy, add hot potatoes & beat. Add melted butter & seasonings; beat well.

Spread in 9” x 13” baking dish. (Can be done the night before up to this point.)

Top with melted butter & paprika. Bake 35 - 45 min @ 350 degrees.

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