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Originally published November 8, 2011 at 3:05 PM | Page modified November 8, 2011 at 3:57 PM

Recipe: Overnight Mashed Potato Casserole

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Make 8 to 10 servings

4 pounds russet potatoes, peeled

1-½ cups sour cream

6 tablespoons butter, divided

2 teaspoons salt

¼ teaspoon pepper

¼ cup dry breadcrumbs

1. If potatoes are large, cut in quarters. Cook potatoes until tender in boiling, salted water. Drain and place cooked potatoes in the large bowl of an electric mixer. Add sour cream, 5 tablespoons butter, salt and pepper.

2. Beat potato mixture until light and fluffy on low speed of an electric beater. Pile lightly into a buttered 2-quart casserole dish. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

3. Bring casserole out of refrigerator 1/2 hour before cooking. Bake, covered, in a preheated 325-degree oven about 1 hour or until heated through.

4. Toss breadcrumbs with remaining 1 tablespoon butter, which has been melted, and sprinkle buttered crumbs over potatoes. Continue baking, uncovered, about 30 minutes longer.

Editor's note: We have published this recipe several times, but each holiday season we get repeated requests for it.

Adapted from "Harriet Roth's Cholesterol Control Cookbook,"

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