Crunchy Mashed Potatoes Recipe
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Crunchy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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“Using instant potatoes is a time-saver, but you can use leftover mashed potatoes, too. I switch this recipe up with different flavors of onion rings and by adding garlic.” Margaret Wilson - Sun City, CA
Featured In: The 13x9 Thanksgiving
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups mashed potato flakes
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1-1/2 cups cheddar French-fried onions
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 329 calories, 13g fat (5g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 903mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Remove from heat. Add the milk, garlic and pepper. Whisk in potato flakes and sour cream until smooth.
  2. Spoon potato mixture into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Sprinkle with onions and cheese. Broil 4-6 in. from heat for 20-30 seconds or until golden brown. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Crunchy Mashed Potatoes in Simple & Delicious January/February 2010, p21

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psomleva User ID: 4947789 151886
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2010

"My family keeps requesting this dish! It's so delicious and easy to make!"

ojc0806 User ID: 4482783 66065
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2010

"Very good! I used skim milk and regular french fried onions. Turned out great not dry at all!"

mreilly615 User ID: 2340136 136663
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2010

"These were dry and didn't have enough flavor for my liking."

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