Holiday Mashed Potatoes

Prep time 40 minutes       Cook time 3 hours       Serves 16 persons


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5 pounds Yukon Gold or Russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 2-inch chunks½ cup milk1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese spread¼ cup butter1 tsp. garlic salt¼ tsp. ground black pepperNon-stick cooking spray


  1. Place potatoes in large saucepan; add enough water to cover.

  2. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  4. Drain. Return to saucepan.
  5. Add milk, cream cheese spread and butter to potatoes mash with hand masher or electric mixer on medium speed until creamy.
  6. Stir in garlic salt and pepper.
  7. Spoon into 9-inch casserole dish. Cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours.
  8. Remove potatoes from refrigerator 3-1/4 hours before serving time.
  9. Spray slow cooker with cooking spray.
  10. Place potatoes in slow cooker.
  11. Cover and heat on low setting 3 hours stirring twice. Potatoes can be held an additional 30 minutes.
  12. Note: Substitute 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened, for cream cheese spread.

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