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Jill’s Aunt Carla’s Baked Mashed Potatoes

30 Nov
Baked Mashed Potatoes

Baked Mashed Potatoes

This Thanksgiving was a first for a couple of us. For me, it was the first Thanksgiving in a number of years that I wasn’t hosting and cooking. For Mark’s niece, it was her first Thanksgiving cooking and hosting. She did an awesome job. What I loved about her menu was that it was full of memories. Menu items handed down by family members she loves. Some still in her life and others that have passed. This recipe is her Aunt Carla’s. She even had her Aunt’s handwritten recipe card. Now Jill’s Aunt Carla also happens to be my Mark’s late wife. So this recipe not only filled stomachs on this Thanksgiving day but it filled a number of hearts as well. I was honored to have been a part of the day.

Ingredients:

  • 7 pounds russet potatoes, halved
  • 8 oz sour cream, room temperature
  • 1 box Philadelphia Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • a little shredded Velveeta cheese
  • a little bacon bits
  • a handful or so of potato chips

In a large pot boil the potatoes until very soft. You should be able to pierce through them easily with a fork. Drain, but reserve maybe a cup of the potato water. Mash the potatoes, then with a hand mixer beat until fluffy. You might need to add a bit of the potato water while beating to loosen the potatoes up so they become fluffy. Fold in the sour cream, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, the melted butter, shredded Velveeta Cheese and bacon bits. Spoon into a casserole dish and sprinkle with more Velveeta Cheese and bacon bits on top. Refrigerate until ready to bake. Crumble Potato Chips on top and bake at 350 for 70 minutes. (I hope I wrote this recipe correctly. It had little directions as many of our own recipes do. I had to ask for Mark’s assistance as to how he thought his late wife would have made it. But I think I got in down.)

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1 Comment

Posted by on November 30, 2012 in Casseroles, Holidays, Thanksgiving, Vegetables

 

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One response to “Jill’s Aunt Carla’s Baked Mashed Potatoes

  1. SwittersB

    November 30, 2012 at 11:37 PM

    Maybe Aunt Carla’s Cardiac Baked Mashed Potatoes? Yum!!!

     

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