Garlic Mashed Potatoes

8 to 12 medium potatoes, (about 3 lbs)
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
8 ounces sour cream
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 ounces Cheddar cheese, grated (1 cup)

Peel and quarter potatoes. In a large saucepan, cook potatoes in enough water to cover for 20 to 25 minutes or until tender. Drain off liquid. In a large mixing bowl, combine the potatoes, cream cheese, sour cream, butter/margarine, garlic powder, and pepper. Beat the mixture with an electric mixer till fluffy. Turn mixture into a buttered 2-quart casserole or baking dish. Top with cheddar cheese. Cover and bake in 350 F oven for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for 15 minutes more. Serves 8.


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