This is a yummy way to turn an ordinary box of instant mashed potatoes into something special – – oh, and it’s EASY too!
Once these 3 simple “extra” ingredients are added to the boxed mashed potatoes, it transforms them into a fantastic side dish perfect to go with any dinner or special occasion.
Easy Loaded Mashed Potatoes Recipe
1 4 oz. package instant mashed potatoes
(prepared according to packaged directions)
2 strips cooked bacon, crumbled
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tbsp minced fresh or dried chives
How to make loaded mashed potatoes with instant potatoes:
Prepare potatoes according to package directions. Mix in the bacon, cheese and chives – serve! – – OPTIONAL: To make them even more creamy, stir in a couple tablespoons of sour cream.
Loaded Mashed Potatoes Options:
If you want to change things up you can use other types of cheese (blue cheese gives it a totally different flavor), add in finely diced ham, kick things up with a little hot sauce, or sprinkle some crispy onions on the top. You can’t go wrong!
Easy Loaded Mashed Potatoes Recipe (Using Instant Potatoes)
- 2 cups mashed potatoes prepared per instant potatoes box instructions
- 2 strips bacon cooked and crumbled
- 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 tbsp minced fresh or dried chives
- Prepare potatoes according to package directions.
- Mix in the bacon, cheese and chives.