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Creamy Cheese Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Creamy Cheese Mashed Potatoes Recipe

From Lookout Mountain, Georgia, Debbie Pataky easily turns garlic-seasoned instant mashed potatoes into a comforting casserole that will earn raves. She stirs in cream cheese before topping the dish with shredded cheddar cheese and broiling it until melted.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 package (7.6 ounces) roasted garlic instant mashed potatoes
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend


  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring water and milk to a rolling boil. Remove from the heat. Add the contents of both envelopes from the potato package. Let stand for 1 minute; whip with a fork.
  • 2. Place the cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl; cover and heat at 70% power for 30 seconds or until softened. Stir into the potatoes.
  • 3. Transfer to a greased 1-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 301 calories, 14g fat (9g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 286mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

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Phantomp2 User ID: 6992647 55759
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

"Yes, the real thing does taste better BUT when the schedule is tight, this makes dry potatoes taste something other than bad. I agree with the other posts, I'm giving it higher stars because it is better than one star. Those are way too harsh and they obviously didn't try it first. It's a dry potato recipe - get over it."

bunnytoes22 User ID: 1245071 90065
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2010

"For a quick, easy and yummy recipe, this is tops. This is great for days you don't have to spend on making mashed potatoes. Very close to homemade without all the fuss. I'm shocked at the low ratings the food snobs gave without even giving the recipe a try. Of course homemade is better, but when you're having a busy day, these are perfect. Shame on those people low rating without trying it."

Trilby Yost User ID: 5195621 141976
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2010

"Since this recipe was first published in the "quick Cooking" magazine, perhaps quickness and convenience should be taken into consideration before judging a dish without actually making it. And not all cooks are women (or ladies)! My husband actually makes this for himself and for his camping buddies on fishing trips in a camping trailer where quickness and convenience are important to him. He says no one has ever complained about the recipe being made from instant potatoes -- they just chow down! I've eaten it myself and don't find it half bad. So I'll give it a 5-star rating for what it actually is and to even out the low ratings a bit."

tfadley User ID: 1546766 137057
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2010

"I will try not to be as harsh a others have. I too would not think of using instant potatos....however we must remember, not all ladies these days can cook or even like too. Thank heavens I do!"

calecian User ID: 4234348 90420
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2010

"The questions is "Would you make this recipe again?" I wouldn't even attempt to make this recipe -- why would you used a "boxed" potato when fresh is soooooo much better?!?"

tdabears User ID: 4843970 73354
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

"You have ruined this recipe by using Instant Potatoes !!! Use a good baking Potatoe Instead!"

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