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    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    These potatoes are simply heavenly, start with 1/2 package of the ranch dressing and add in more at the end of mixing.

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    • 10 medium russet potatoes, peeled and halved
    • 1/2 cup butter, cut into cubes
    • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, cut into cubes and softened
    • 1 cup sour cream
    • 1 (1 ounce) hidden valley dry ranch dressing mix (start with 1/2 package adding in more to taste)
    • milk (optional and as needed for extra creaminess, or use whipping cream) (optional)


    1. 1
      Cook the potatoes in boiling water until fork-tender; drain and place in a large bowl.
    2. 2
      To hot potatoes add in cubed butter, cream cheese, sour cream and 1/2 package dry dressing mix; at low speed using an electric mixer beat until until the potatoes are semi chunky (low speed only to start as the potatoes are hot).
    3. 3
      Continue beating at HIGH speed until the potatoes are smooth and very fluffy.
    4. 4
      At this point do a taste-test if you desire a more stronger ranch flavor then add in more dry dressing mix until desired flavor is achieved, you may also add in milk or whipping cream for a more creamy taste (start with a small amount and add in more).
    5. 5
      TO MAKE AHEAD; spread the potato mixture into a greased 13 x 9-inch pan and refrigerate up to 1 day, remove from fridge about 1 hour before baking, then set oven to 350°F and bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until hot.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 27, 2009

      Wonderful!! The mashed potatoes were so creamy and tasty. My 1 year old couldn't get enough. Thanks!

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    • on May 08, 2009


      Very very good mashed potatoes. I only used about 4 tsps. of the Ranch seasoning and that was plenty for us. Left out the sour cream also because I didn't think it needed any thing else added. Halved the recipe also. Very rich and creamy. Thanks Kitz. Made for I Recommend. :)

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    • on March 14, 2009


      Kitt, you've done it again!!! So yummy!!!! I think these potatoes will be the "regular" from now on! I love the that these can be made ahead -- thinking about my soon to be born twins THAT will be most important! lol! I also had a handful of grated cheese to use up so threw that in too... GREAT!!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Creamy Ranch Mashed Potatoes (Make Ahead Option)

    Serving Size: 1 (270 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 373.7
    Calories from Fat 199
    Total Fat 22.1 g
    Saturated Fat 13.8 g
    Cholesterol 59.4 mg
    Sodium 157.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 38.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.6 g
    Sugars 1.7 g
    Protein 6.8 g

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    dry ranch dressing mix

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