Monday, January 3, 2011

Christmas is Cheesy

SO hope that didn’t offend any of my Christmas lovin’ friends :)  Of course, you know I don’t really feel that way!  I LOVE all the Christmas fun & festivities!  I’m especially a fan of Christmas Even dinner :)  For the last 6 years, I’ve celebrated with Mr. Spouse’s family up north and every Christmas Eve we dine on a huge buffet of the most delicious appetizers and finger foods.  Well, this year we spent Christmas Eve all by ourselves and I refused to order take-out {even though that’s what I REALLY wanted to do :)}  Instead I decided to whip up a meal I knew we’d be happy to say, “We eat that EVERY Christmas Eve!!”  This is one of Mr. Spouse’s FAVORITE dishes.  I still think his mom is the master at making these, but I gotta say that my recreation wasn’t too far off.  I’ll put it this way…Mr. Spouse licked his plate clean and then went back for more :) 


4-5 large potatoes

1 {8 oz.} pkg. cream cheese, softened

1 pkg. Lipton Onion Soup & Dip Mix {Recipe Secrets}

1 1/2-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Milk, to taste

Peel potatoes and boil.  Remove when potatoes are super soft and ready to be mashed.  I like to cut my potatoes up in small chunks so they cook faster when they’re boiling.  Transfer to a large bowl, mash, and add cream cheese & onion soup mix.


Mix with blender until well blended.  The consistency will be pretty thick.  If that’s how you like your potatoes, stop there!  We like ‘em a little smoother, so I added some milk and mixed.  Then I added a little more and mixed again.  When they were finally a consistency that made me happy, I stopped :)


Transfer potatoes to a 2qt. baking dish and add cheese.  Mix until well blended and cook on 350 for 25-30 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.


Like I said, this is one of Mr. Spouses favorite dishes. I usually make these for him on his birthday because he likes ‘em so dang much.  I LOVE potatoes and this variation makes my potato lovin’ heart swell. 



  1. YUM! This recipe sounds super delish! I'll be trying this in the near future!!

  2. Trying this dish tonight! Looks yummo! Looking forward to trying it!