Mash Potatoes with Baked Potato Flavor

These mash potatoes are just heavenly.  I love baked potatoes but hate the work so this is a great alternative. I use mash potatoes as a filler for many meals, otherwise, my boys would never be full!


  • Red potatoes
  • Sour cream
  • Parsley
  • Butter
  • Bacos – Bacon Bits (optional but SOOO GOOD!)


Clean potatoes, cube, and boil until done.  Add sour cream, butter, parsley, and mash them up.  Sprinkle bacos if you want and enjoy.  Man, that was easy. 

Well, I could have shown myself dumping sour cream and butter into the recipe but really, is that necessary?  I used these mash potatoe with that shrimp scampi!…Great filler:)


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    Lori says

    HA! That’s very true though. It does take forever in the oven. These are sooooo much easier and faster!

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    shawna says

    I make this all the time! Only I just boil the potatoes and add butter and milk. Oh, and some salt & pepper to taste. It takes about 15 minutes, which is perfect if you have a busy life!

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    Melanie Diehl says

    I make something similar but do it all manually. I don’t have a food processor. I use my old potatoe smasher and it kills my hand.
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    May Schultz says

    I use those Idaho Instant Potatoes, and they really are pretty good. Not like most of those instant ones. Try it sometime. And THEN if I can add what you suggested, to those instant potatoes, I’ll bet they will REALLY taste super good. Thanks for telling us about your system. I guess you just use your judgement when it comes to adding the sour cream?

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    Sounds absolutely delicious.

    Can’t wait to try it.

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    These sound really good and easy. Adding them to my list of recipes to get to soon. Thanks for sharing.

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    I agree this is a fast way to make mashed potatoes. I’m lactose intolerant, so I use margarine and soy milk to make them creamy and no one can ever tell the difference!

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    tonychefuk says

    You can also bake ur potatos in the microwave, just make sure you prick them first and rest them after to finsh cooking. Its very quick and easy and if you happen to be in a ruch it will save on the hassle of chopping, boilng, straining, mashing and so on. Google it for specific times.

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    connie mireau says

    Just awesome!!Would of been great with fresh red garden potatoes instead!!Its so yummy,and it fills you up.We live on a dairy farm and it work for my crew.What I like about it,that it has a kick to it then the regular mashed potatoes and easy!!A++

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    Thank you! I happen to collection all kinds of baked potato ways, this is useful! I very much like your recipe.