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Mashed Potato Miracle Recipe

Mashed Potato Miracle

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"Yummy with turkey or any meat.. A bit heavy, but delicious."

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Original recipe makes 4 to 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).
  2. In a medium saucepan bring water and salt to a boil over medium heat. Add butter and stir in potato flakes, onion and cream cheese. Stir in milk until potatoes are soft and fluffy. Spoon into a 9x12 inch casserole dish and top with fried onions.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 24, 2003

c'mon now, this dish is easy and just needs a little tweaking...i used half and half instead of the water, added 3/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese, a few bacon bits and for a quick side dish it wasn't too bad.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 06, 2010

I thought these were delicious for boxed potatos- The rest of my guys..not so much; Hence mid grade review. If your family like plain jane potatos- this won't be for them.


30 Ratings

Jan 16, 2007

I had to make a couple substitutions - I used onion powder instead of minced (my kids can detect the smallest onion piece) and I discovered that I didn't have the french fried onions, so I topped it with sliced Monteray Jack cheese. It worked out GREAT! all kids loved it and said they want it again. Leftovers for lunch today were yummy, too. I can't wait to try it with the cheddar fried onions next time! Oh, I used evaporated milk, too.

Mar 13, 2008

Using garlic flavored instant mashed potato instead of plain potato flakes seemed to add the right flavor kick for my family.

Oct 14, 2009

Great way to jazz up otherwise boring, lifeless box potatoes. What I like about this recipe is that you can adjust the seasonings to your own personal taste! Some people's bland is another's tasty! I didn't have canned fried onions so I quickly made my own. Served with the Easy Deviled Chicken from this site. Thanks for saving me the time of making homemade potatoes!

Feb 02, 2009

Very good, my husband asks for this over and over again. I think it would be better with fresh potatoes.

Aug 21, 2007

way yummy!

Jul 20, 2007

:-) double yum! my husband compared it to some mashed potatoes from the cheesecake factory - which he referred to as the best potatoes he had ever had -- now these are his favorite - and mine, too.


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  • Calories
  • 652 kcal
  • 33%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50.9 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 86 mg
  • 29%
  • Fat
  • 45.4 g
  • 70%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 9.5 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 1073 mg
  • 43%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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