Party Potatoes

Cuisinart original


Makes 8 servings


2pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces 1½teaspoons kosher salt, divided 2tablespoons unsalted butter 1medium onion, peeled and chopped ¼teaspoon freshly ground pepper ²∕³cup low-fat sour cream 6ounces low-fat cream cheese, cut into 1-inch pieces 1garlic clove, peeled and minced cooking spray

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 263 (26% from fat) • carb. 42g • pro. 7g • fat 8g • sat. fat 5g • chol. 20mg • sod. 527mg • calc. 91mg • fiber 3g


In a Cuisinart® 3¾-quart saucepan, cover the potatoes with cold water; add 1 teaspoon salt. Cook over medium-high heat until tender, drain well and place in large mixing bowl. While the potatoes are boiling, prepare the onions for topping. Melt butter in a 12-inch Cuisinart® skillet. Cook onion, stirring occasionally, until reduced and very lightly browned. Season with remaining salt and pepper. Transfer to large mixing bowl. Beat potatoes with a Cuisinart® SmartPower® Hand Mixer, starting on low speed. Add sour cream, cream cheese and minced garlic. Turn mixer to medium high; beat until smooth and slightly fluffy. Cut a piece of aluminum foil about 24 inches long. Fold in half lengthwise, then fold in half again two more times to create a strip about 24 inches in length and 2 inches wide to make a “cradle”; reserve. Spray the bottom and sides of a 1-quart soufflé dish with cooking spray. Fill with potato mixture. Top with onions. Set the dish in the center of the long strip of folded foil and bring up the sides to meet, twisting them together to form a handle. To place the covered soufflé dish on the rack, use the foil cradle to help lift the dish, and carefully lower the dish into the pot and place on the rack. Cover and press the on/off button to turn the unit on. Set time to 5 hours and press Low. Slow cooker will automatically switch to Warm when cooking time has elapsed. Potatoes will be puffed and onions browned. Remove the soufflé dish from the slow cooker using the foil strips to lift it.