CREAMY OVEN- BAKED MASHED POTATOES
10 large potatoes, peeled, washed and cut in half
8 oz package cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
garlic salt, to taste
1 Tbsp. butter, chopped into small pieces
chopped chives and paprika, optional
1. Boil potatoes until tender. Drain and mash. Add all other ingredients and beat until fluffy. Place in large buttered casserole dish. Top with dots of butter, chopped chives and paprika.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake potatoes for 15 minutes, or until they begin to brown on top.
*Make ahead instructions: Prepare the recipe and place in a dish with garnishes on top. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to heat. Let sit at room temperature for at least an hour before baking. Remove plastic wrap, and bake as directed.
*If you’re lacking oven space, warm these up in a crockpot instead.
*Its’ perfectly ok to lighten this recipe up a bit by using low fat sour cream and cream cheese.