Baked Mashed Potatoes

In our house, we have a predicament.  I love mashed potatoes.  Zack doesn’t.  For this reason, I try to make them in as many different ways as possible in the hopes that I will find some that he loves.  So far, no luck.

However, I loved these.  It takes forever to make them, but totally worth it in my opinion.  They were so creamy and amazing!

Give them a try if you are tired of the same ole mashed potatoes!

Baked Mashed Potatoes

– 6 large potatoes, peeled, thickly sliced (about 2 3/4 lb)

– 1 medium onion, chopped

– 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened

– 1/2 c butter, softened

– 1/2 c sour cream

– 1 large egg, beaten

– 1 3/4 t salt

– 1/2 t black pepper

– 1 t paprika

Combine potatoes, onion and enough water to cover in a large saucepan.  Bring to a boil over high heat.  Reduce the heat to medium.  Simmer until potatoes are tender; about 20 minutes; drain well.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 3-qt baking dish.

Combine potato mixture, cream cheese, butter, sour cream, egg, salt and black pepper in a large bowl.  Beat with an electric mixer set at high speed until mixture is smooth.  Spoon potato mixture into prepared baking dish.  Sprinkle with paprika.

Bake until heated through, about 30-35 minutes.  Serve immediately.

Potatoes may be prepared up to 2-3 days ahead and refrigerated, covered, until ready to bake.

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

I’m not a big fan of Red Lobster.  I think it is way overpriced and the food is really not that amazing.  However they do have one thing going for them – their cheddar biscuits.  Zack and I both love them!  (Who wouldn’t?  Cheesy, buttery, garlicky goodness!)

My mom actually came across this recipe and shared it with me.  I’m so glad she did.  They are so easy to make (especially since you use biscuit mix!) and taste exactly like Red Lobster’s.

Now Zack and I can save our money and eat the same exact thing at home!  I love learning to make restaurant dishes!

Cheddar Bay Biscuits

– 2 1/2 cups bisquick baking mix

– 1 cup cheddar cheese, finely grated

– 3/4 cup whole milk

– 2 T butter, melted

– 1/8 t garlic powder

– 1/4 c butter, melted

– 1/2 t garlic powder

– 1/2 t dried parsley flakes

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Combine bisquick with cheddar cheese, milk, 2 T melted butter, and 1/8 t garlic powder in a medium bowl.  Mix until well-combined.

Drop approximately 1/4-cup portions of the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

Combine 1/4 c melted butter with 1/2 t garlic powder, and parsley flakes.  Brush this mixture over the tops of each unbaked biscuit.

Bake for 14-16 minutes or until tops of biscuits begin to turn light brown.  Serve warm.