CINDY'S PARTY POTATOES

 

  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes
  • Servings: 10-12
  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 lbs. potatoes, peeled
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or margarine
  • 1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • Boil potatoes until tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Mash while hot.
  • Stir in butter and cream cheese.
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir just to combine.
  • Spread in a 9x13 inch casserole and refrigerate.
  • An hour before serving, remove from refrigerator. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes to heat through.

Notes

My Auntie Cyn make these potatoes for every holiday, and has since I was a kid. There is always a fight over the last bits in the dish, since there is never quite enough for 15 people to have second helpings, even with a double recipe! When I moved overseas with my husband a few years ago, one of the hardest things was realizing I would have to spend my first Thanksgiving in Europe without my family. I hosted a small dinner with friends and it was really difficult to find ingredients for my traditional favorite dishes. The one things I knew I could make, no matter what, was the party potatoes. And of course, they were the fastest thing to disappear at my Euro-Thanksgiving dinner, too! It was so nice to have a bit of home for the holiday, even if I had to make it myself!

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