My mom gave me this recipe years ago. Every time I make it, people always request the recipe. It's really good and easy, made with instant potato mix and flavored with cream cheese and onion dip.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
7
Yield:
6 - 8 servings
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Ingredients

7
Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease one 2 1/2 quart casserole dish.

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  • Blend together milk, cream cheese, onion dip and eggs.

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, combine water, margarine and salt. Bring to a boil and add instant potato mix; mix well. Add cream cheese mixture, mix well and pour into prepared dish.

  • Dot the top with margarine and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

423 calories; protein 8.2g; carbohydrates 21.3g; fat 34g; cholesterol 91.1mg; sodium 885mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2003
Hi! I'm Mary, the person who sent in the recipe. I read some of the reviews and I hope people understood that the onion dip used is the ready made kind that you buy in the refigerated section of the grocery store. I use an 8 ounce container. It is not the dry soup mix. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/20/2009
Made these for dinner tonight lucky for me my SO is a good sport about new recipes. I followed this recipe to the letter and it turned out awful. Was way to soupy. I will add more Potato Flakes and freeze these and try again another day. Don not think I will be making these again. Sorry Mary I was so looking forward to these after reading all the great reviews. Read More
(5)
121 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 72
  • 4 star values: 32
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2003
Hi! I'm Mary, the person who sent in the recipe. I read some of the reviews and I hope people understood that the onion dip used is the ready made kind that you buy in the refigerated section of the grocery store. I use an 8 ounce container. It is not the dry soup mix. Read More
(186)
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2007
I made this casserole yesterday (with a couple of changes) and it was delicious! Instead of the onion dip I combined a package of Ranch Dressing mix with an 8-ounce carton of sour cream and sprinkled the top of the casserole with French-fried onions in lieu of using the margarine. Read More
(58)
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2008
I opt. for 8 oz light sour cream vs. the onion dip. Also use light cream cheese and cut the butter down to 1/4 a cup...I have had it all different ways very yummy and much faster than cubing/boiling etc! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2005
Love this! I'm weird- I like instant mashed potatoes better than real! So I knew I had to try this recipe. After reading the reviews, I decided to use 1 1/3 c. milk. It worked out great. Baked 30 min. I also used my electric mixer to blend the cream cheese mixture, as well as after putting it all together. I might try the sour cream/onion powder thing next time to make it totally smooth. But it's terrific the way it is!UPDATE: I used 3 cups of water & 1 1/2 c. milk this time. I also put the dip, eggs, & cream cheese in the blender to make it smooth! Even better this way! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/01/2007
My family couldn't get enough of these potatoes! I sub'ed sour cream for cream cheese as some others did and used prepared onion dip right out of the dairy case at the grocer. I thought it would make the dish "soupy" but it didn't and the potatoes weren't dry as some others mentioned. Added a sm. can of french fried onion rings (crushed) to the top melted butter and poured over. Delish! Next time I'll make sure to have cream cheese on hand. I'm anxious to see if the potatoes come out creamier. Thanks Mary. This is a keeper! Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2004
I made this recipe for a large family Christmas gathering. It was very good and everyone kept going on about how good it was. The only bad thing...the recipe calls for one "PACKAGE" of onion dip. That confused me and I accidentally bought a small package of the "make your own dip". The recipe should read...1 8oz "CONTAINER" onion dip. Other than that it was a great hit and I'll make it again. Read More
(15)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2007
I've made this several times now and it never lasts long. Rather than 8 oz. of onion dip I just use a 1.5 oz. packet of dry onion chip dip mix. This is a delicious side dish thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/28/2006
Since I was doing all the cooking this Thanksgiving I wanted to save time on preparing somethings so I chose this recipe...NOBODY knew they were instant mashed potatoes and I didn't mention it until dinner was finished...I did make a couple of changes though instead of cream cheese I used sour cream and I didn't have any soup mix so I just omitted this step...they were still delicious! A Keeper!!!! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2003
Awesome new way to make mashed potatoes!! Just be sure that the baking dish is well greased as it tends to stick but overall very tasty! Next time I'm going to double the recipe so we all get our fill!! Thank you Mary and your mom!! Read More
(10)
Rating: 2 stars
08/20/2009
Made these for dinner tonight lucky for me my SO is a good sport about new recipes. I followed this recipe to the letter and it turned out awful. Was way to soupy. I will add more Potato Flakes and freeze these and try again another day. Don not think I will be making these again. Sorry Mary I was so looking forward to these after reading all the great reviews. Read More
(5)
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