Cheesy Mashed Potatoes Piping Hot from the oven

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Charishma_Ramchanda

This recipe was passed on to me from a friend's friend who loves anything that combines cheese and potatoes! This is a staple in her house!!

Top Review by ColCadsMom

My 3 year old hates mashed potatoes. I've tried russets, yukons, flakes, and boxed mixes with no luck. I decided to try this one since he loves tomatoes and salsa. I only made 1/2 a recipe (one pouch of potatoes). I didn't have any olives or chilies, but my sons would not have eaten them. I used a Mexican blend cheese to enhance the flavor of the salsa. I FINALLY found a way that my 3 year old will eat mashed potatoes! We loved the crunch and flavor of the French fried onions. The salsa was a welcome addition as well. The cheese didn't melt as well as cheddar would have, but it was the perfect flavor. Thank you for posting a mashed potato recipe that my whole family will eat!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pre-heat oven to 425F.
  2. Follow the instructions on the box and prepare the potatoes for 2 pouches or 8 servings.
  3. Mix in 3/4 cup of the onions.
  4. Once you have this mixture ready, grease a 2 qt.
  5. baking dish.
  6. Then, spread this mixture in it.
  7. Top with salsa, onions, olives and chives.
  8. Bake for 3 to 5 minutes or until the onions turn golden in colour.
  9. Remove from the oven and serve hot with sour cream and chopped fresh cilantro!
  10. ENJOY!

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