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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Garlic Mashed Potato Casserole

Garlic Mashed Potato Casserole

Also known as "Mrs. Possum's Funeral Potatoes" because my dear friend always made them for funeral dinners. If you make them with canned milk folks will never know that you didn't spend forever peeling potatoes, but you can substitute real potatoes mashed with the jackets on, yum!
She used an entire large box of Hungry Jack Instant Potatoes. That makes a HUGE dish, bigger than 9x13, or two regular dishes. I'll give you both recipes, but you can't mess it up. I've tweaked the recipe and made it my own with fresh garlic, rosemary and chives, but it's quite good with whatever you have on hand.


HUGE Recipe

  • 1- lg box (15.3 oz.) box of Instant Mashed Potatoes (When I measured these out I think it was about 6 23 cups.)
  • 8 23 + 12 c. Liquid heated in large pan. (Milk and Water) This can be 3 cans of canned milk, and then some other milk if you want....if they end up a little dry we will be adding more moisture anyway.
  • 2 sticks Butter (can use some olive oil. Not extra virgin)
  • 16 oz. container of Hiland Sour Cream :)
  • 2 tsp. Garlic Salt or fresh garlic
  • Rosemary
  • Chives
  • Pepper & more salt to taste
  • 12 oz. grated Sharp Cheese
Make the potatoes almost by package directions, but heat all the liquid, melting the butter in pan also. Mix in some cheese and all other stuff, throwing in the kitchen sink if you want. I might occasionally add something like cooked broccoli and chicken. Top with remaining cheese. Place in a sprayed or buttered casserole dish/dishes. Bake at 350 with foil on for a little while, take foil off to brown slightly. Everything is cooked so you just want it to be good and bubbly hot.

Smaller Recipe

  • 4 c. of Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • 5 23 + 12 c. Liquid heated in large pan. (Milk and Water) Again, this can be some canned milk, and then some other milk if you want....if they end up a little dry we will be adding more moisture anyway.
  • 1 stick Butter (can use some olive oil. Not extra virgin)
  • 8 oz. container of Hiland Sour Cream :)
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Salt or fresh garlic
  • Rosemary
  • Chives
  • Pepper & more salt to taste
  • 6 oz. grated Sharp Cheese


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