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These are the best. Cheesey and creamy, they just melt in your mouth. This recipe makes a big batch, 24 potatoes in the shells, and 2 containers of mash - 6 to 8 servings in each. I use my Kitchenaid mixer with the wire whisk attachment for this recipe. You'll have to do two batches for all the potatoes unless you have a larger than standard bowl. It's completely worth it! The kids were fighting for seconds!
- 10 lbs baking potatoes
- 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup butter or 1 cup margarine, softened
- 1 cup sour cream, divided
- 2 -3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1⁄2-1 cup milk
- garlic powder
- parsley or chives
- Scrub the best sized 12 potatoes in the bag. Poke each with a fork and bake in oven at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
- While those bake, peel the rest of the potatoes and boil until soft. Drain.
- Cut baked potatoes lengthwise and scoop insides into a bowl. You should end up with 24 shells. Place these on cookie sheets.
- In mixer with wire whisk, combine one package cream cheese, one stick butter, and 1/2 cup sour cream until blended.
- Add scooped insides of baked potatoes and a little less than half of the boiled potatoes and mix on low speed.
- Add some milk and mix until it is the consistency you like.
- Add garlic powder, parsley or chives, and salt. I just add it until it tastes good. I think about 1 1/2 teaspoons of each.
- Fold in half of the shredded cheddar. You can use more or less, whatever you like.
- Fill shells heaping and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until tops start to brown.
- While those bake, repeat the recipe with the rest of the boiled potatoes. Place mixture in two baking dishes (foil bread pans work well) and freeze for later. ***To bake, thaw completely and bake in oven at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until top starts to brown.
- I freeze 8 of the baked filled shells individually for lunches, 8 more get frozen in a foil pan for later, and 8 end up being a side dish to dinner!
My daughter can't get enough of these - I did add bacon to them as a personal preference. We have two containers of mashed and 24 - oops - 18 twice baked in the freezer. Thanks for the great recipe!
I just made this today to try and I loved it. I couldn't keep my 2 yr olds fingers out of the bowl. That's a clear clue that he approves. I froze two plastic containers of filling for mashed potatoes for meals also. This will definately be a repeat in my house Thanks so much Kell!
This is wonderful - and so easy! I get lazy, so I put two in the microwave to deftost for 10 minutes before putting into the oven. 15 minutes later and it's done! Or you can just keep in the microwave at 2 minutes at a time. I had plenty of "stuffing" leftover, so I just froze it in smaller bags so I can have a side dish of mashed potatoes one day.