Deluxe mashed potatoes, with cream cheese, sour cream, butter, Cheddar, and seasonings.
8 to 12 medium baking potatoes, (about 3 to 4 lbs)
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
8 ounces sour cream
6 to 8 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 to 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Peel and quarter potatoes. In a large saucepan, cook potatoes in enough water to cover for 20 to 25 minutes or until tender. Drain off liquid. In a large mixing bowl, combine the potatoes, cream cheese, sour cream, butter, garlic powder, and pepper. Beat the mixture with an electric mixer till fluffy. Turn mixture into a buttered 2-quart casserole or baking dish. Top with the shredded Cheddar cheese. Cover and bake in 350° oven for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for 15 minutes longer. Serves 8 to 10.