Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Taste: Southern Comfort Mashed Potatoes

I don't consider myself a cook, but one thing I do enjoy making is mashed potatoes. Thanksgiving, Christmas, family dinner -- this is usually the dish I'm responsible for preparing. Mashed potatoes are pretty fool-proof, but I'd like to say that this recipe is something a little special. It's one that my grandmother started, my mom adapted from her, and I adapted from them both. Similar to a twice-baked potato, but in a mashed version, this is a recipe to try during the holidays.

Ingredients:
5 lb. bag of potatoes
1 can evaporated milk
6 oz. of cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
2 cups shredded cheese
½ cup butter
Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Peel and chop potatoes into small pieces and boil for about 20 minutes or until tender.
  3. Place boiled potatoes, cream cheese, butter, evaporated milk, sour cream, and 1 cup of cheese into large mixing bowl. Mix until blended smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Layer potatoes into a glass casserole dish all are spread evenly.
  5. Sprinkle remaining cheese onto top of potatoes – add more if desired.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese has melted.
  7. Serve and enjoy!
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53 comments

  1. Is it normal to be craving mashed potatoes before breakfast?! These look incredible!! :)

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  2. These look delicious! & I'm with you - mashed potatoes are the one thing that I'm responsible for at Thanksgiving/Christmas/whatever family dinner event is going on. I can never get out of it! haha

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  3. These look like the best mashed potatoes ever - I'll definitely have to try out this recipe. :)

    xo, Brittney

    The Storm Life

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    1. They really are quite delicious -- I love making them! xo

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  4. Holy moly those look delicious.... I may need to have mashed potatoes tonight at dinner!

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  5. Yum!! Those look delicious. I'm not much of a cook either, but will try out new things as long as the recipe isn't too crazy! xo

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  6. I've made a very similar recipe before, and these potatoes look so good. Mashed potatoes are my favorite food, so I will definitely be trying this recipe some time.

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

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    1. They're definitely my favorite food as well! I hope you enjoy if you give it a try! xo

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  7. Oh my, those look so good!! Totally going to try this recipe!!

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  8. Oh my gosh, these look like the ULTIMATE mashed potatoes for sure!

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  9. This sounds amazing!! Now I'm craving them and its only 9:30 ahha!
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  10. yes yes and yes!! Perfect for my preggo self hahaha

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  11. Those look delicious! I'll have to give this a try!

    xo Kylie
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  12. Yummy thank you for the sare Nothing better than great mashed potatoes!
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  13. We doesn't this look amazing?!?!?! Umm I love how easy and delish this recipe looks.....Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Yum! Cheese is such a good idea when it comes to potatoes!! :)

    Simplicity Relished

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    1. Isn't it though?! I definitely love these! xo

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  15. Um these look ah-mazing! I just made my first batch of mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving (I'm usually a boxed potatoes girl...so gross, I know), now I'm excited to try this because it looks too good not to try!

    Shannon
    Clothes & Quotes

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  16. Yum! I love me some mashed potatoes!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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  17. Omgggggggggg I'm drooling!! Mash potatoes are my fav and to add all that yummines to them sounds amazing!! I'll have to pin this!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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  18. Ooh I'm definitely going to try this! We are doing a little Thanksgiving/holiday dinner at our house this weekend and it will be perfect :) For some reason, mashed potatoes are one thing that I can never quite get right so fingers crossed!

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  19. That looks amazing!!!! Definitely not on the wedding diet but still adding it to my list for afterwards!

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  20. Is it awful that I now want this right now, as in for breakfast?!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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    1. You're not the only one! I think I could eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner... xo!

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  21. Yum!! This sounds amazing, recipes that are passed down are always the best!

    Brooke
    http://www.pumpsandpushups.com

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    1. I agree -- they are always the most special, too! xo

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  22. I can't even tell you how gross I find those flaky instant potato mixes haha. I will ONLY eat homemade mashed potatoes and they could only get better with cheese :)

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  23. I see this recipe adapting to my thighs quickly and I'm really not mad about it! HOLY DELISH!

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  24. These look amazing!! Saving this for later!

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  25. I love mashed potatoes, they are my number one comfort food & this recipe for them sounds like a winner :)

    xoxo, SS

    www.TheSouthernStylista.blogspot.com

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    1. Definitely my comfort food as well! xo

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  26. get. outta. town. this looks amazing! mashed potatoes are my FAV food ever. i'll have to add the cream cheese when i make mine this weekend!

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  27. looks delish! deff adding cream cheese next time!

    xxJustine

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  28. Those look delish, and creme cheese is my weakness when it comes to baking!

    Morgan
    www.eenymeenyminymorgan.blogspot.com

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    1. Mine too! And it makes such a difference in this recipe! xo

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  29. Oh my gosh! This looks delish!! x

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  30. Definitely looks delicious! I'm craving now!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  31. I am not a huge mashed potatoes fan. I think my family has disowned me for this. However, I think the addition of cheese is a genius idea that I would love to try.

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  32. Well this looks amazing, I wonder if you could do it with sweet potatoes!

    Eleventh & Sixteenth

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  33. YUM! I think I need to make those potatoes immediately.
    I'm supposed to bring a side to a work party next week. I think I found a winner!

    Sabrina
    GiggleChamp

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    1. I hope you enjoy them if you decide to make them! xo

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