my mother made this years ago - we make mashed potatoes first - with butter, milk, salt and pepper - then starting with cream cheese do everything else. Big hit always! Glad to find the recipe.
As written, the consistancy is like cement. There has to be some liquid added in or it's like very thcik paste. I added a decent amount of milk, a tbsp of butter and a bit of light sour cream to make it fluffier. The taste is there, but definitely needs more moisture. Those onions are a great crunchy topping. Thanx for sharing.
This is a grrrreat make ahead recipe. I did not have french fried onions to sprinkle on top so I used shredded cheese and put on the last five minutes of baking.