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

How to Make Instant ?? Mashed Potatoes


  • 1To serve four, in a saucepan, measure according to box measurements the butter, water and salt.
  • 2Use the half and half to replace the milk, using about 1/4 cup less that it calls for. Pour into saucepan with butter, etc.
  • 3Add 1/3 package of the cream cheese and heat mixture to almost boiling. Mix some to blend all together.
  • 4Whip 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.
  • 5I 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.

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About Instant ?? Mashed Potatoes

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