Instant ?? Mashed Potatoes

janet s


My secret for using instant potatoes that tastes so real! I thought of this years ago and it helps so much for thoses big dinners. Everyone loves them and can't tell they were instant.

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1 box
brand name instant potatoes
1 pkg
cream cheese
1 pt
fat free half and half
butter called for on the box of potatoes
salt to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

To serve four, in a saucepan, measure according to box measurements the butter, water and salt.
Use the half and half to replace the milk, using about 1/4 cup less that it calls for. Pour into saucepan with butter, etc.
Add 1/3 package of the cream cheese and heat mixture to almost boiling. Mix some to blend all together.
Whip in the instant potatoe flakes well. You may need to thicken them up a bit with a few more potatoe flakes if they seem a little thin.
I have used what real potatoes I had on hand but if it wasn't enough for the meal I made these to extend my potatoes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes, Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy