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Russian Potatoes

Yield Makes 6 servings


  • 2 (22-ounce) packages frozen mashed potatoes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Cook potatoes according to package directions, omitting salt. Stir in 1 1/2 teaspoons salt.

  2. Melt 4 tablespoons butter in a small skillet over high heat; add garlic, and sauté 2 minutes. Stir garlic and sour cream into mashed potatoes.

  3. Transfer potato mixture to a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Dot with 3 tablespoons butter. (Cool completely, cover, and refrigerate up to 24 hours, if desired.)

  4. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Top evenly with cheese, if desired, and bake 5 more minutes or until melted.