Fancy Instant Mashed Potatoes by gweneris

Can be a bit dry, especially leftovers. Would recommend just making enough to eat right away.


4 cups frozen hash browns 7 ounces instant mashed potatoes with butter and herbs 2 cup butter, softened 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 cup monterey jack cheese, shredded 1 cup sour cream 2 teaspoon garlic salt 2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoon pepper 2 cups boiling water 2 cups French fried onion rings


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Bring a pot of water to the boil and add the hash browns. Cook for 5 minutes and drain.

In a large bowl, mix together the cooked hash browns, mashed potato mix, butter, cream cheese, jack cheese, sour cream, garlic salt, salt and pepper. Stir in the boiling water.

Place in a greased 2-quart casserole dish. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes. Sprinkle the onion rings over the casserole and bake for about 5 to 8 minutes longer until onions are golden brown.