By HeatherFeather on May 08, 2003
Photo by newspapergal
Photo by newspapergal
"My favorite mashed potatoes to prepare for Thanksgiving. Adapted from Taste of Home and eaten many times over the years to raves from the family. Easy to make ahead and travel with if necessary as well."
Serving Size: 1 (171 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 10
"this is ultimate comfort food! i could eat this all and forgo the main course. i added a bunch of chopped fresh chives and alot of fresh ground pepper. i also sauteed 1 chopped onion in butter with paprika and added it in before baking. wonderful side dish"
"These potatoes are FABULOUS. I made these for Thanksgiving and everybody raved about them. I preferred to add a couple Tbsp of fresh chopped chives, besides about 1/4 cup sauteed onion - it really gave it flavor and made it look beautiful. I did have a problem with them being too stiff though, I had to stir in quite a bit of milk to soften them up - and even then after it came out of the oven they stiffened back up, but regardless they were still GREAT. In any case we loved this recipe and I'll keep experimenting with this to see if I can make them stay softened. This is a must try - people will go back for 2nd's & 3rd's. Thank you for sharing your recipe HeatherFeather ."
"YUMMY, Heather! We had these for Thanksgiving (15 people) and everyone really enjoyed them. I used a 5 lb. bag of Yukon Gold potatoes (probably too much) and followed the rest of the recipe to a "t". After baking the next day, they did seem a little stiffer than I would have liked, but everyone still raved about them. I think I probably should have added more sour cream and I will try that next time (either that or I will count my potatoes...I was in such a rush, I just peeled, cooked and mashed before I realized that I never counted them!) Thanks for a wonderful, make-ahead dish that sure was a help on a busy holiday!"
"YUM! I liked that you use low-fat cream cheese and sour cream, which made this still taste so rich and wonderful! I used scallions and chives in place of the dried onions. And I used a bit of lowfat buttermilk and butter buds in place of the butter. (sorry for so many substitutions : < ) But despite all my subs, Heather, this dish was terrific! Thank you."
"Absolutely delicious! I was worried potatoes would dry out or taste leftover, but they were fantastic the next day. I also made a sweet potato casserole (#41988), so there was no last minute mashing! It really took the pressure off and I could relax intead of spending the entire day cooking. I cooked my turkey in a roaster oven, so I would have room for casseroles. "
"Very creamy, but if we do this again, we will add more spices. It just tasted a little bland. The kids gobbled it up though. I'm thinking some garlic :)"
"I rarely rate recipes but I this is my GO TO recipe for a crowd needing comfort food. I like to make them for funerals luncheons and for families with new babies etc.! It is a little time consuming with all the peeling of the potatoes but well worth it. But don't get me wrong eventhough it is time consuming at first is awesome to have them made ahead of time. I have even frozen them and pulled them out to bake and turned out fabulous. Love them! You won't regret trying these."
"I loved this recipe, soooo good!! thanks!"
"These are wonderful. I was in charge of potatoes for Thanksgiving and we were traveling 1 hour away from our home. Baked them in a stoneware 9x13" pan, covered them with foil, wrapped them in a towel and then put them in an insulated bag. They were still steamy one hour later. I will be making these again for Christmas. Thanks for posting this Heather - it's a real keeper!"
"These are to die for and so easy to put together the night before. I baked these a lil longer but I also had huge potatoes. Made these for thanksgiving dinner and everyone loved these, they are awesome to put together and take to a friends house or get together. Thanks Heather Feather will definitely put in my keep cookbook"
"Every single person that ate this at my Thanksgiving dinner (10 potato lovers) raved over it. Because I HATE peeling potatoes with an unreasonable passion, I baked all ten large potatoes and scooped them out of their shells when soft and mealy, using an oven mitt to hold them, then proceeded as per the recipe (other than using about 1/2 cup finely minced green onion). It made Thanksgiving dinner prep much easier and is the only way I will make mashed potatoes at future big meals. And an added bonus? I now have a bunch of baked potato shells in the freezer to use as bases for appetizers in the future! Thanks so much, Heather!"
"Potatoes that don't taste as though they've been reheated and no potatoes to peel and mash on Thanksgiving - thanks for a great recipe!! Will be using this one everytime we have a big dinner party."
"The best potatoes ever! So easy to prepare, I made them for Thanksgiving, they were a hit with the family. I think I will fix this recipe often. I followed the recipe and they turned out perfect. Thanks for posting."
"Great mash potatoes. I loved them. I made them the night before Thanksgiving then re-heated for Thanksgiving day and they were perfect. I stirred them up a bit. will make again."
"OH MY GOSH!!! I LOVE these potatoes! We are planning our thanksgiving menu and decided to try these out early... I think I found a new favorite side dish. We will definitely add it to our holiday menus...Thank you so much!!!"
"I served this at our monthly bunco party. It was a huge hit! I cheated and bought the pre-packaged (simply potatoes) in the grocery store which saved a bunch of time. I plan to serve this dish often. Delicious!"
"These are very creamy & flavorful; I did find I needed more salt, and I think they would benefit by some garlic or garlic powder as well. I used low-fat cream cheese and low-fat sour cream, and cut the butter back by 2 Tbsp. I also sprinkled the top of the casserole with fresh ground pepper as well as paprika. Served with mini meatloaves, green beans and peach cobbler - a perfect comfort food meal. I can see this would be a great Thanksgiving time-saver ;)"
"What a time saver! Made this for Thanksgiving the night before and everyone thought I had made it that day. Absolutely delicious and a real "keeper" recipe. "
"This is a real winner! I made this for our Thanksgiving dinner and followed the directions exactly. It turned out perfectly! My DH says it tastes like twice stuffed potatoes without the skins! It was so good that I've decided to make it again for Christmas dinner! Thanks Heather for a real keeper!"