Creamy Mashed Potatoes II

Creamy Mashed Potatoes II


"Creamy mashed potatoes with ranch seasoning in them. Grandma Jan's Thanksgiving dinner mashed potatoes. For a variation, try sprinkling your favorite shredded cheese over the top before baking."

Ingredients 1 h {{adjustedServings}} servings 233 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 233 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 9.4 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.5g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 4.8 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 128 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F ( 175 degrees C).
  2. Place potatoes in a large pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. Drain water, and add cream cheese, butter, sour cream and ranch dressing mix. Mash until creamy using a potato masher or electric mixer. Spread evenly in a large baking dish.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until the top is golden brown.
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These were great! A nice change from the ordinary. The only changes I made were cooking my potato cubes in water with chicken base (similar to boullion but in a loose powder). I did not even add any butter and they didn't need it. I taste-tested at the end to check for any salt addition, as I had the boullion and ranch mix with salt already in there; they only needed a sprinkle. They were so whippy light and thank goodness my electric mixer didn't give out until the very end!UPDATE:1/22/06...Since I love the flavor of these I wanted to make again and didn't have sour problem! I just omitted it, again did not add any butter and just used the cream cheese and broth liquid from cooking potatoes in. I grated some fresh romano cheese on top and into the oven...mmmmm, sooo good! Texture and everything was still superb!


This has been a family favorite for years! Thicker, richer and more flavorful than tradional mashed potatoes,there is no need to measure the ingredients exactly--just add to suit your taste and desired consistency. However, I always use the entire package of the ranch dressing and don't bother with the last step of baking, and it is always perfect.

Sarah Jo

I wanted to cut back on the carbs a bit and add some veggies, so I did half potatoes and half cauliflower. After I mashed them, I added homemade dry ranch seasoning and 1/4 c. of grated parmesan cheese. This was a hit with everyone, and noone could tell there was cauliflower in it. This dish went really well with my father in law's roast. A+!