12 Easy Upgrades for Potatoes

By Inspired Taste
Created January 10, 2017
From gorgonzola cheese to caramelized onions, here are twelve quick, easy and delicious ways to elevate Betty Crocker® Potatoes.

Let’s be honest, boxed potatoes are a fool-proof shortcut to getting a homemade dinner on the table fast. They’re easy, quick and hearty, and everyone loves ‘em! When you want to add an extra-special touch, here are twelve fun and flavorful mix-ins that take Betty Crocker® potatoes to the next level of delicious.

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Bacon + French Fried Onions + Green Onions

To Betty Crocker Homestyle Creamy Butter Mashed Potatoes, add 3 to 4 slices of cooked and crumbled bacon, crispy French fried onions and about 2 tablespoons of fresh sliced green onions.

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Caramelized Onions 

Cook 2 medium onions that have been sliced in a little olive oil or butter until sweet and caramelized, and then add them to Betty Crocker Parmesan & Asiago Potatoes before baking.

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Sautéed Mushrooms + White Truffle Oil

Slice, then sauté about 8 ounces of mushrooms. Then, stir them into Betty Crocker Au Gratin Potatoes and bake. Once baked, drizzle 2 teaspoons of truffle oil over the tops of the potatoes.

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Old El Paso Chopped Green Chiles + Pepper Jack Cheese

Stir one can of Old El Paso® Chopped Green Chiles and a 1/3 cup of shredded pepper jack cheese into Betty Crocker Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes. Then, just before you serve, top with about 2 tablespoons of extra cheese.

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Crumbled Sausage + Cheddar Cheese 

Cook 3 ounces of sausage until browned then add to Betty Crocker Scalloped Potatoes along with a 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese.

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Basil Pesto Stir

2 tablespoons of basil pesto into Betty Crocker Scalloped Potatoes just before baking.

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Taco Seasoning + Mexicorn 

Stir 1 teaspoon of Old El Paso® Taco Seasoning and one can of Green Giant® Steam Crisp Mexicorn into Betty Crocker Three Cheese Potatoes.

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Gorgonzola Cheese + Butter 

Top Betty Crocker Homestyle Creamy Butter Mashed Potatoes with 2 tablespoons of butter and a 1/4-cup of crumbled gorgonzola cheese.

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Add 1/4 cup of pepperoni to Betty Crocker Three Cheese Potatoes before baking.

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Ranch Seasoning 

Stir 1 tablespoon of Ranch-flavored seasoning into Betty Crocker Homestyle Creamy Butter Mashed Potatoes.

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Green Giant Cream Style Corn 

Stir in one can of Green Giant® Cream Style Corn into Betty Crocker Roasted Garlic Mashed Potato Mix.

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Buttermilk + Chives 

Replace buttermilk for milk in Betty Crocker Scalloped Potatoes, and then add 2 tablespoons of fresh chopped chives before baking.