My mother often served mashed potatoes with our dinner. I mean, who doesn’t love mashed potatoes? But, during the holidays, or even at a special dinner, she would serve what I call holiday mashed potatoes.
They are really easy to make, and work well with any main entrée. Basically all you do is make mashed potatoes, and add in some extra decadent ingredients. Do they work well with gravy? Of course they do, but you don’t really need it.
The best part is that these are great to make a day ahead, and the reheat in the oven.
Holiday Mashed Potatoes
- 5 lbs Idaho potatoes
- 1/2 stick of butter 4 T
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 8 oz of cream cheese softened
- 8 oz package of french onion dip
- 1 T chives optional
Peel and dice potatoes.
Boil until fork tender and drain.
Beat on medium for a few minutes.
Add butter and some of the milk.
Continue to beat potatoes adding milk until you get the consistency desired.
Add cream cheese, french onion dip and chives.
Serve or place in a casserole dish with a lid and refrigerate.