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50 mins

Creamy and spicy side dish
This easily made 6-8 generous servings.

ngredients:
5 medium white potatoes
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
4 tablespoons sour cream
3 tablespoon cream cheese or Philadelphia Italian Cooking Creme
1/2 stick butter
1/2 tsp parsley or cilantro
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp oregano or Italian seasonings
1/4 tsp basil
Dash of cayenne pepper
1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup milk, heavy cream, half and half

Non-stick spray coating

Topping (optional)
1/2 stick butter
1/2 -3/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/2 to 3/4 cup Shredded mozzarella or Italian blend cheese

Posted by KMOM14 from Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States • Published See KMOM14's 361 projects »
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  • How to cook mashed potato. Italian Cream Cheese Herb And Parmesan Mashed Potatoes - Step 1
    Step 1

    Bring water to boil and add a few dashes of salt (optional). Peel and dice the potatoes until tender over medium heat until well cooked (test with a fork) - takes between 25-30 minutes. Drain and return to pan.

  • How to cook mashed potato. Italian Cream Cheese Herb And Parmesan Mashed Potatoes - Step 2
    Step 2

    Mince garlic (I used pre-minced) and measure out spices

  • How to cook mashed potato. Italian Cream Cheese Herb And Parmesan Mashed Potatoes - Step 3
    Step 3

    Measure out butter, sour cream, cream cheese and parmesan. I had a buy one get one free coupon for the Philadelphia Cooking cream cheese so I used that in this recipe.

  • How to cook mashed potato. Italian Cream Cheese Herb And Parmesan Mashed Potatoes - Step 4
    Step 4

    I didn't have a heavy industrial mixer, so I started out using a blending mixer, adding a little of the milk at a time, but ended up going old school on it and used a potato masher until smooth.

  • How to cook mashed potato. Italian Cream Cheese Herb And Parmesan Mashed Potatoes - Step 5
    Step 5

    Spray a baking dish with non-stick coating and preheat oven to 375 degrees

  • How to cook mashed potato. Italian Cream Cheese Herb And Parmesan Mashed Potatoes - Step 6
    Step 6

    Transfer the potatoes over to the baking dish

  • How to cook mashed potato. Italian Cream Cheese Herb And Parmesan Mashed Potatoes - Step 7
    Step 7

    For the topping, in a separate bowl put the bread crumbs and butter and melt the butter (I put it in the over for a few minutes) and mix together until crumbly.

  • How to cook mashed potato. Italian Cream Cheese Herb And Parmesan Mashed Potatoes - Step 8
    Step 8

    I used to fork to sprinkle the topping on the potatoes.

  • How to cook mashed potato. Italian Cream Cheese Herb And Parmesan Mashed Potatoes - Step 9
    Step 9

    Sprinkle the mozzarella or Italian cheese blend over the top.

  • How to cook mashed potato. Italian Cream Cheese Herb And Parmesan Mashed Potatoes - Step 10
    Step 10

    Put in the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes until cheese is melted.

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