Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A Great Side

You know, I just love potatoes. I could never give them up.

Grandpa's Party Potatoes


12 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons milk
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 carton (8 ounces) French onion dip
Salt and pepper, to taste


Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain. Mash the potatoes with butter, mimlk, salt, and pepper until smooth. Add cream cheese and onion dip; mix well. Spread in a greased 2 1/2 quart baking dish. Sprinkle with paprika.

Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.

Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 50-60 minutes or until heated through.

Yield: 12-14 servings.

Nutrition information: 1 cup equals 181 calories, 10 g fat, 22 mg cholesterol, 316 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Source: Taste of Home. You can find it here.

Notes: These weren't MY grandpa's potatoes, but these are pretty darned good. I added salt and pepper as an ingredient, because almost everything is better with a little salt and pepper.

1 comment:

  1. This was really good. I just love finding new ways to eat potatoes!!!!! Thank goodness for whatever person that dared to try them the first time they came out of the ground. All in all, maybe it's my Irish heritage, but I never get enough.