"Everything" Mashed Potato Casserole
Pamela Shank
Yield: 12 Servings

3 pounds
(about 9 medium)
potatoes
(peeled & quartered)
1 package
(8 ounces)
cream cheese,
(cubed)
1/2 cupbutter, cubed
1/2 cupmilk
1/4 teaspoonsalt
1/4 teaspoonpepper
2 cups (16 ounces)sour cream
2 cups (8 ounces)shredded cheddar cheese
3bacon strips, cooked & crumbled
1 tablespoonminced chives

Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water.
Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender.
Drain.

In a large mixing bowl, mash the potatoes.
Add the cream cheese, butter, milk, salt and pepper.
Beat until fluffy.
Transfer to a reased 3-qt. baking dish.
Spread sour cream over the top.

Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Sprinkle with cheddar cheese, bacon and chives.
Bake 5 minutes longer or until heated through and cheese is melted.

Comment by Pamela Shank:
My "everything" potato casserole is a great dish to take to a covered dish event.
If I need to keep it warm for a longer time, I just place the mixture into a slow cooker
and then add the sour cream, bacon, cheese and chives.

Recipe added 10-12-07