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Creamy Mashed Potatoes II Recipe
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Creamy Mashed Potatoes II

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"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."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 22, 2006

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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 21, 2008

I'm thinking that perhaps all the high reviews on this dish are from people who don't regularly make homemade mashed potatoes. I found these to be way too thick, and not nearly seasoned enough. I added twice the amount of ranch dressing mix and still the finished dish was way to bland. I also thought there was too much sour cream resulting in a too sour taste. I did add cheese on top and would do that again. I also added *a lot* of milk to get the proper consistency. Next time I'd either go for triple the ranch dressing, or just add more salt and pepper. But really, I think next time I'll just make standard homemade mashed potatoes...the ultimate comfort food.

Jul 14, 2008

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.

Oct 27, 2008

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+!

Jul 17, 2005

I added more of the sour cream and ranch than called for. It was great. I might try just adding premade ranch next time.

Nov 03, 2007

Creamy, flavorful mashed potatoes. I made ahead the day before and added chicken broth because I knew baking would reduce the moisture. I added cheese the last 10 minutes of baking. Comfort food!

Jan 07, 2011

Simple and super easy - sprinkle with bacon and cheddar cheese. Served with barbecue pork ribs, garden salad and quick rolls! Yummy!

Nov 05, 2008

MMMMMMM...So good! These are definately a comfort food. I halved the recipe but used double the ranch 1/2 C, and it was just right. I also skipped the baking and they were still delicious.


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  • Calories
  • 373 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53.5 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 39 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 15.1 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 6.5 g
  • 26%
  • Protein
  • 7.6 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 205 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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