Mashed Potatoes Ole

Mashed Potatoes Ole

Sassy potatoes can be made simply with the addition of salsa and a few other flavourful ingredients.
Total Time 20 Minutes
Servings 8

Ingredient List

  • 1 box Betty Crockerᵀᴹ Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • 2 1/2 cups (625mL) hot water
  • 1 1/3 cups (325 mL) milk
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) margarine or butter
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) canned French-fried onions
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) Old El Pasoᵀᴹ Salsa (any variety)
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) sliced ripe olives or Old El Pasoᵀᴹ Chopped Green Chilies, if desired
  • Sour cream, if desired
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, if desired


  1. Heat oven to 425ºF. Make potatoes as directed on package for 2 pouches (8 servings), using hot water, milk and margarine. Stir in 3/4 cup of the onions.
  2. Spread mixture in ungreased 2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Spread salsa over cheese. Top with olives and remaining onions.
  3. Bake uncovered 3 to 5 minutes or until onions are golden. Serve with sour cream and cilantro.

Expert Tips

  • Choose the salsa that fits your family's taste, from extra mild to hot.
  • A 2-quart baking dish can be an 8-inch square glass dish or a glass or ceramic 2-quart casserole.