Mashed Baked Potatoes

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Mashed Baked Potatoes Mashed Baked Potatoes Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: 8-10 servings
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Moderate

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2 cup French-fried onion rings
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 cup sour cream
1   7.6 oz package butter & herbed mashed potato mix
1 cup Monterey Jack cheese
4 cup frozen hash browns
4 ounce cream cheese
1   stick butter
2 cup water





Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bring the water to a boil and add the hash browns. Cook for 5 minutes and drain. In a separate bowl, mix potato packets together. Soften the butter and cream cheese together in the microwave. In a large bowl, mix together the mashed potatoes butter, cream cheese, jack cheese, sour cream, garlic salt, salt and pepper. Add hash browns. Place in a greased 2-quart casserole dish. Bake for 35-45 minutes. Sprinkle the onion rings over the casserole and bake for about 5-8 minutes longer until onions are golden brown.

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I have made this many times at home but while visiting my daughter-in-law looked up the recipe on this website. You made a critical error by leaving out the 2 cups of boiling water in the recipe directions! Too bad for those who follow these directions.

By Mary Anne on June 09, 2012


Paula, I saw magazine in a condo we stayed in this past week. I did not write the name down and now I'm so upset with myself--I can't remember. It had a recipe for hot pineapple coconut cake with warm pineapple coconut icing. The magazine was printed in 2006 and had both your sons on the cover with you. It also had a page with recipes for fried pork chops, Cracklin cornbread and one other thing I can't remember. All the recipes were given to you by friends. Can you possibly find the name for me or direct me to finding the recipes that were in the book. Thank you so much for your time, Merrie Youngblood

By Merrie Youngblood on May 12, 2012


Love this dish, so do all the people I have made it for. I cook all the time, this is a great alternative to the famous yuk, cheesy potatoes. Love You Paula you are the best.

By glenda smith on April 28, 2012


good luck to you paula. keep strong

By karen on January 22, 2012


This is my favorite loved by all recipe. It is now a holiday tradition for me to pass along. Yum

By marilyn on December 23, 2010


I will rate this again once I have made it the way Paula made it on the show. I had already made this and thought something didn't seem right with the preparation. After watching the video, this recipe needs more clarification and so does Libbie Summers, Senior Food Editor for Paula Deen in her response to the confusion regarding the mashed potatoes. I'm not sure about how many packets of the mashed potatoes to use, but with the amount of water used, I would only think one. In the video, Paula did not prepare them first. She put them dry into the bowl, added the rest of the ingredients listed, then the hash brown potatoes, then 2 cups of boiling water, stir. I hope this helps with the confusion surrounding this recipe. I needed some serious clarification myself.

By WifeyJo on October 04, 2010


Sorry for the confusion on this recipe everyone! Yes, you make the potato mix and then add the prepared mix to the other ingredients listed. Libbie Summers, Senior Food Editor for Paula Deen

By Libbie Summers on May 03, 2010


I had MAJOR issues with this!! The whole "Instant Potato" thing for one and then the potatos were not creamy at all. Not enough directions and I cook ALL the time.

By Anonymous on May 03, 2010


I have the same questions as the last two people had. Do you make the mashed potatoes before adding them to this recipe or just use the dry mix? If anyone can answer can you email me at

By Anonymous on April 29, 2010


Haven't made it yet but am somewhat confused about the dry mashed potato mix. Do I prepare them or add them dry?

By Anonymous on April 07, 2010


Recipe said to mix potato packets together. Only saw one potato packet in recipe. Do you make the instant potatoes first or do you just add the powder to the dish.

By Anonymous on March 29, 2010


I made these in the crock-pot and they did great! I sprayed the inside of the crock with Pam and cooked them on high (since they're so dense) for three hours, stirring every once in a while. I simply browned the french fried onions in the toaster oven and put them on top right before I rang the dinner bell. I added about a cup and a half of hot milk to make them a little creamier. Sometimes I use the sour cream and chive instant potatoes which are equally as good. I've also added chopped cooked bacon, cheddar cheese, sour cream and even bleu cheese and everybody loves them every time I make them.......which is pretty much all the time!

By Anonymous on December 26, 2009


Absolutely the BEST mashed potatos I have EVER had in my life! Made it for the family. Double the recipe. I didn't have enough! A must try!

By Anonymous on November 04, 2009


Very good

By leegant on May 22, 2009


These mashed potatoes are fantastic! I have made these several times and every time I do, my husband licks the dish clean! Highly recommend them.

By JSCLane on May 15, 2009


Sinfully good!

By leegant on April 15, 2009


These are the best mashed potatoes ever!

By tm507 on February 18, 2009


at the end after you add the hash browns to the mx and the two cups of HOT water then put it in the dish

By Kerrkitti on January 30, 2009

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