Saturday, December 29, 2012

Creamy Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

I have a ton of potatoes that need to be used up quick.  They are past baked potato stage so I started looking around for other recipes.   I was reading a crock pot mashed potato recipe that sounded pretty so I figured I would give it a try.  I started making it but from the beginning I started changing it combining a little of their recipe and how I make mine.

5 pounds potatoes, cut into chunks
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon minced garlic, or to taste
3 cubes chicken bouillon
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream 
1 (8 ounce) package nechatel - a reduced fat cream cheese with a fancy foreign name
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup cream of chicken soup
salt and pepper to taste

Peel potatoes and cut into chunks or thick slices how ever you normally do and boil the potatoes covered in  one inch of water with the bullion and bay leaves.  Cook till they are a little firmer then you would normally make for mashed potatoes because they are going to keep cooking in the crock pot.

Once fork tender but still firm drain and then return them to the cooking pot.  Add the minced garlic and start mashing away.  Mash until nice and fluffy.

Add the sour cream and mash till mixed.  Then add the neufchatel and get your work out in trying to mash that till it is a nice creamy consistency   If it is to hard to mash or is dry add milk until you get the nice mashed potato look and texture.


Transfer to a crock pot and put on low.  Let it sit for about an hour.  Stir occasionally   After that hour add the cream of chicken soup and mix.  Let sit for 15 minutes.  

Stir and add the butter and salt and pepper to taste.

Turn it to keep warm and you have creamy crock pot mashed potatoes.

Now this makes a lot of potatoes.  When you start with 5 pounds it is enough to make for  large family.  Not many people here eat mashed potatoes so it made a bit more than we need.  You could do one of a few things 1 have left overs, 2 make less to begin with or 3 and what I am going to do use what we don't eat today and make PEROGIES!  Yea!   Stay tuned.

1 comment:

michelle said...

Okay, even your mashed potatoes are fancy and yummy! I'm such a culinary failure!!

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