Saturday, September 17, 2011

Recipe: Creamy Mashed Potatoes

If you are the type that loves really creamy, yummy, hot, fresh, just absolutely delicious mashed potatoes then these are the ones for you. Ever since I saw the recipe for these on The Pioneer Womens blog I have wanted to make them. So I finally I got to make them. These mashed potatoes are really easy and the results were just delicious. I was so full but I still kept going back for more helpings of potatoes. Now this is what you definately call comfort food. I made these mashed postates for dinner with garlic chicken and a green salad.

Creamy Mashed Potatoes

2 1/2 pounds Russet potatoes
1/2 stick of butter
1/2 package (4 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup half-n-half
1/2 teaspoon Lawry's Seasoning Salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Peel and cut potatoes till they are about the same size.
Place in a pan and fill with water just till the potatoes are barely covered.
Bring to a boil and cook till potatoes are fork tender, and can easily be cut in half.
Drain water and place pan back on stove with the heat turned to low.
Mash potatoes. Mash potatoes some more.
Add butter, cream cheese, seasoning salt, and black pepper.
Mash some more until all ingredients are mixed together well.
Place in an oven proof dish and add a few slices of butter on top.
Place in an oven at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until butter is melted and potatoes are warmed through.

Makes 4-6 servings
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