This is recipe is loved by everyone who has tried it. My husband's uncle kept this recipe a secret for many years and would not share it with anyone; we had to wait until he passed away, and then my husband's aunt gave us the recipe. I made these for a Thanksgiving dinner we had at church, and now every time we have any sort of meal at church I am always asked if I going to make uncle Dick's potatoes. Even in the summer, this is what they want me to make. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do.

Denise
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes; drain and transfer potatoes to a large bowl.

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  • Mash sour cream, cream cheese, salt, white pepper, and garlic into the potatoes with a potato masher to your desired consistency; transfer to a baking dish, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 8 hours to overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Drizzle melted butter and sprinkle paprika evenly over the top of the potatoes.

  • Bake in preheated oven until hot in the center, about 30 minutes. Garnish with chives.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

348 calories; 17.5 g total fat; 47 mg cholesterol; 994 mg sodium. 42 g carbohydrates; 7.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (62)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2013
There is absolutely nothing new different or unusual about this recipe. Then somebody please tell me why these were some of the best darned mashed potatoes I've ever had! I mean all I did was add a little butter! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/26/2015
The convience of having the dish preprepared is great but I found it a bit tart tasting because of the sour cream & cream cheese. Still prefer the taste of basic mashed potatoes with milk & butter. Read More
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80 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 66
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2013
There is absolutely nothing new different or unusual about this recipe. Then somebody please tell me why these were some of the best darned mashed potatoes I've ever had! I mean all I did was add a little butter! Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2013
There is absolutely nothing new different or unusual about this recipe. Then somebody please tell me why these were some of the best darned mashed potatoes I've ever had! I mean all I did was add a little butter! Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2013
I try to do as much advance preparation as I can for the time-consuming tradtional Thanksgiving dinner. This is one that ranks right up there with the best mashed potatoes I've ever had and it actually instructs you to refrigerate overnight. Is that convenient or what? Out of the fridge into the oven and you have a mashed potato casserole that will WOW everybody. Really although very simple and basic it is that good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2013
I am in total agreement with naples34102's review! These are excellent. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2014
I made these potatoes during the holidays and got so many compliments on them. One guest made it a point to tell me he didn't even care for mashed potatoes (not sure how) but said these were awesome and had to go back for seconds. Didn't change anything in the recipe - did exactly as directed. Thanks for sharing this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2017
Made as written. Excellent recipe and make ahead option is a big plus if entertaining guests. RIP uncle Dick knowing your beloved legacy recipe lives on and enjoyed by many. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2017
By far THE BEST mashed potatoes EVER!!! Bacon bits on top is a nice add on also. YUMMY!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/30/2014
Denise - thanks to you and your husband's aunt for sharing this recipe. I made it for Thanksgiving dinner and everyone loved it! A lot of mashed potato recipes are bland or watery but these had plenty of flavor and body. These were definitely some of the best mashed potatoes I've ever had. (Used low fat cream cheese.) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2014
This was okay but it didn't have quite as much flavor as I was hoping it would have despite the fact that I (thankfully) used one whole clove of garlic even though I halved the recipe. However maybe it having not too strong of a flavor is a good thing so it doesn't clash with the main dish. Also it was a bit dry even though I used more melted butter on top than what is called for. My husband however really liked it (hence the four stars). But when I make it again I think I'll increase the sour cream and/or creamed cheese a bit and maybe also add some shredded cheddar either in the mixture itself or on top. Hopefully that will help boost the flavor a bit. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2016
First time i ever made recipe mash potatoes I do the traditional recipe milk butter salt pepper and they always turn out great this year I decided to try something different and these potatoes was great the family love them very nice texture and taste. I will fix again for Christmas Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/26/2015
The convience of having the dish preprepared is great but I found it a bit tart tasting because of the sour cream & cream cheese. Still prefer the taste of basic mashed potatoes with milk & butter. Read More
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