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Serving of instant mashed potato casserole on white plate with a fork

Creamy Potato Bake

Begin with instant mashed potatoes and add a few simple ingredients to make this easy and delicious loaded Creamy Potato Bake recipe in the oven!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Creamy Potato Bake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 145kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life


  • Sauce Pan
  • Hand Mixer
  • Silicone Spatula


  • 6 ounces Instant mashed potatoes
  • 4 ounces Whipped cream cheese with chives
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 tablespoons onion finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika


  • Prepare potatoes according to the directions on the package.
  • Add cream cheese and beat well.
  • Stir in egg, onion, parlsey and blend well.
  • Pour into a greased 1 1/2 quart bakign dish and dot with pats of butter on top. Sprinkle paprika over the top and bake for 25 minutes at 400°F.


  • We prefer smoked paprika to incorporate more of the smoky flavor, but regular paprika works well too.
  • Regular, buttery or any fairly basic type of instant mashed potatoes work well.
  • Make the recipe with 6 servings of potatoes that are 1/2 cup each for a total of 3 cups of mashed potatoes.
  • Cheddar cheese and bacon bits can also be sprinkled on top or stirred in the mixture to make a loaded potato casserole.
  • Using a mini-food processor to finely chop the onion creates a fine and consistent texture that can be tricky to do by hand.


Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 121mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 356IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg