We recently held a BBQ-birthday party for my 5 yr old grandson and we ended up taking requests for what people wanted for food. Since my son in law is Hispanic, his family requested mostly food from their island-Puerto Rico. But his mom personally asked me if I would make this for her. I made it once before, about 6 yrs ago and she loved it. It's a compliment for sure coming from her because she usually sticks with her Hispanic food.
Place potatoes in lg pot and cover w/ water. Bring to a boil and boil until just tender. Drain and add potatoes to lg bowl. Using a masher, mash them into chunky pieces.
In another lg bowl, Whisk together light cream or milk, sour cream, onion soup, melted butter, salad dressing mix, garlic salt, pepper and paprika. Add this to the potatoes.
Add 2 cups of the cheese, bacon and green onion, ( reserve a little of the bacon and green onions for garnish.) Lightly spray a 9" x 13" casserole dish w/ cooking spray. Heat the oven to 350. Spoon mix into casserole dish. Sprinkle top w/ remaining cheese and a little more paprika.Dot w/ diced butter. Bake about 35 mins or until bubbly. Garnish top w/ reserved bacon and green onions.