My mother always made real potatoes, that's what my father wanted, that's what he got.  I never tasted instant potatoes or potato buds until recently.  Wow!  They're fast, but I can't help feeling like I'm cheating the family out of real potatoes.  Then, I tried this recipe suggestion and I call it a "flavored" side dish now and it's super easy.


This recipe only makes 2 servings so if you're using it to serve during the Thanksgiving holiday be sure to do the math and increase what's needed.

Speaking Of What's Needed:

  • 1 C. Chicken Broth
  • 2 T.  Butter
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1/4 C. sour cream
  • 2/3 C. Potato Flakes or Buds

The first part of the recipe is similar to when you make the instant potatoes from the box recipe only you replace the water with the chicken broth.

Make It:

Bring the broth, butter and salt to a boil and as soon as it starts to boil, remove from the heat.  Add the sour cream and potato flakes or buds and mix with a fork making sure all the potato flakes or buds are moistened.  Set aside until all the liquid is absorbed.

Remember you'll need to double or triple the recipe if you want lots of potatoes and you will after you taste these.  Happy Holiday!

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