Betty Crocker Potato Buds Giveaway

This giveaway is now over. The winner is Pamela S. Congrats!

Whether you prefer your mashed potatoes topped with butter, sour cream or cheese, the Betty Crocker Potato Buds that you’ve come to know and love has a new and improved taste that is sure to please even your pickiest eaters. And ready in just five minutes, they’re perfect for busy weeknights and last minute dinner ideas!  I like real mashed potatoes just as much as the next person, but with two little ones (and a puppy), I just don’t have the time nor the patience to make them.

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you’ll remember a few of my recipes that use mashed potatoes: Cheeseburger Mashed Potato Bake, Italian Style Meatloaf, and Italian Sausage Mashed Potato Pie.  Betty Crocker Potato Buds would work perfect in all three of these recipes.  Betty Crocker has a few of their own recipes that this can be used in too including Beef Pot Pie with Potato Biscuit Crust and Italian Hamburger Deep Dish.

Did you know that Betty Crocker Potato Buds are gluten-free?  If you are looking for some gluten-free recipes, make sure you check out Potato-Crusted Salmon and Cheesy Broccoli-Potato Soup!

Since my family has enjoyed this so much, I’ve arrange for one lucky reader to get a Betty Crocker Potato Buds prize pack.  The prize pack  includes a box of Betty Crocker Potato Buds, a serving bowl, a trivet and a serving spoon.  Who couldn’t use that?  For those who don’t win, I have a 55 cent off coupon you can download, so you can try these yourself!  Here’s what you need to enter:

Tell me what you would use the Betty Crocker Potato Buds for?  A side dish?  Do you have a favorite recipe that calls for mashed potatoes?  Did you find something on the Betty Crocker website that you want to try these with?

These will give you one additional entry (for each thing):

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Good luck! This contest will end November 1st, 2010 at 11:59 PM CST.

The product, prize pack, information and additional prize pack to give away were all given to me from Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark.

Italian Style Meatloaf

Italian Style Meatloaf
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 jar (14 oz) tomato pasta sauce
  • 1 cup Italian style bread crumbs
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 lb ground beef
  • 1 box (2 pouches) Betty Crocker roasted garlic mashed potatoes
  • 2½ cups milk
  • 1½ cup hot water
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine
  • ½ cup grated cheese (I'd actually use a little less than this)
  1. Heat over to 375 degrees. Spray a 13x9 inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. In a large bowl, beat eggs. Then stir in pasta sauce, bread crumbs, onion, Italian seasoning, salt, and ground beef until well blended. Press mixture into the bottom of the pan. Bake for 45 - 55 minutes or until the meat thermometer inserted into the center of the loaf reads 160 degrees.
  2. Meanwhile, make both poaches of mashed potatoes as directed on the box using milk, hot water, and butter.
  3. Spoon off the excess juices from the baking dish. Spread the mashed potatoes over the meatloaf and sprinkle with cheese. Bake 10 - 15 minutes longer or until the potatoes begin to brown. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.

Make-Ahead Party Mashed Potatoes

My mom found this recipe in the newspaper and we tried it out for Madison’s birthday.  They turned out great!  This makes 20 servings.



Make-Ahead Party Mashed Potatoes
Serves: 20
  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 6 cups water
  • 12 tablespoons ( 1½ sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 2 teaspoons onion salt
  • 2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, cubed and softened
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 (16 oz.) container sour cream
  • 1 (15.3 oz.) package Hungry Jack Mashed Potatoes
  • Paprika
  • Cooked bacon, chopped
  • Chopped fresh parsley
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking dish with no-stick cooking spray. Heat water, butter, garlic salt and onion salt to boiling in a 6-quart Dutch oven or saucepan. Remove from heat. Add cream cheese, milk and sour cream, stirring until cream cheese is dissolved.
  2. Stir in the potato flakes, mixing until all ingredients are well combined. Spread mashed potato mixture into prepared pan.
  3. Sprinkle with paprika and bake 1 hour or until bubbling around edges and golden brown. Top with chopped bacon and parsley, if desired.
  4. If you want to make this ahead, cover the potato mixture (before adding paprika and baking) and store in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours. Sprinkle with paprika and bake as directed above.