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Uncle Dick's Mashed Potatoes

Uncle Dick's Mashed Potatoes

Denise McManus

"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."
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9 h servings 348 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 348 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 17.5 g
  • 27%
  • Carbs:
  • 42g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 7.7 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 47 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 994 mg
  • 40%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Drizzle melted butter and sprinkle paprika evenly over the top of the potatoes.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until hot in the center, about 30 minutes. Garnish with chives.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

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  1. 37 Ratings

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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...

Most helpful critical review

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 & butt...

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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...

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...

I am in total agreement with naples34102's review! These are excellent.

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 aw...

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...

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 ...

Family absolutely loved these. Well worth the wait!

Made these to contribute to my father-in-law's birthday dinner and received so many compliments. Best mashed potatoes I've ever had! Thanks!

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 potato...

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