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Okay, so I cheated A LOT with this recipe, and only used it as an idea. First, I didn't use instant potatoes, but freshed mashed my own. Second, I didn't use bacon bits. I used about 1/2 C. real bacon, diced, fried crisp and drained well. (about 6-8 slices) Then along with all the other ingredients, added about 3 oz of cream cheese, 1/2 c sour cream, and a little over 1/4 diced velveeta cheese. Instead of onions, which my husband can't eat, I used about 1 1/2 Tablespoons of chopped chives. I also used seasoned bread crumbs instead of plain ones on top. The leftover kept well in the refrig, and reheated like a dream.
These were good but I changed up the recipe a bit. I used real potatoes instead of the instant ones used green onions and added garlic butter (from this site) to add a little more flavor. Good recipe....thanks for posting.
Pretty tasty. I added some chopped green onions insted of reg onions. I agree with another reviewer who said that a full cup of bread crumbs may be too much...next time I'll reduce the crumb toppping mix by half. It's good and I will make again playing around with perhaps sprinkling some butter over the potatoes before the bread crumbs or perhaps some sour cream (?). Sometimes things need practice before they're perfect.
If you have to eat instant mashed potatoes this is the way to do it. I don't care for instant potatoes but with all the cheese and extra flavoring you don't even realize they are instant. I did use real bacon rather than bacon bits though.
Excellent way to spice up instant mashed pototoes. I used what I had on hand which called for a little improvising. Used cheddar and colby-jack cheeses. Added a little extra onion for texture a lot less bacon bits (cause I didnt have very many)And for the topping I didnt have bread crumbs so I used crushed baked potato chips with the parmesean and powder and butter. Lays I think they were but YUMMY was that good! Spray the top with olive oil or whatever spray oil you like and it turns out beautifully! Also a yummy way to make the texture and flavor more interesting would be to dice up some green and other colored peppers and mix them in too. I'll try that the next time I make them when I don't have picky munchkin's to feed! Thanks for the ideas Melissa!
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