Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 8-10 servings
â€¢1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
â€¢1/2 cup sour cream
â€¢1/4 cup butter, softened
â€¢1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
â€¢1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
â€¢6 cups warm mashed potatoes (without added milk and butter)
â€¢In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, butter, salad dressing mix and parsley; stir in potatoes. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with fresh potatoes (not instant) in a slow cooker with heating elements surrounding the unit, not only in the base.