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  • I like Betty Crocker mashed potatoes box mix, but I also have a love and hate relationship with it because even though the finished potatoes are good, I often find myself have to fix the mashed potatoes which has become part of the cooking process at this point
  • Betty Crocker has a line of mashed potatoes box mixes that come in a variety of different flavors from sour cream and chive to cheesy potatoes to my favorite the home style creamy mashed potatoes
  • All the mixes are available in both boxes and packets, and the boxes include two packs of potato mix while the packets have a single serving of the potato mix
  • The thing I hate about the mashed potatoes mix is the cooking
  • I think if you do not mind having to fix the potatoes and you enjoy the overall flavor then you consider buying this product, but if you do want to bother with the extra step then I would highly recommend making your own mashed potatoes from scratch

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    I like Betty Crocker mashed potatoes box mix, but I also have a love and hate relationship with it because even though the finished potatoes are good, I often find myself have to fix the mashed potatoes which has become part of the cooking process at this point.
  • Betty Crocker Creamy Mashed Potatoes Box Mix
  • Betty Crocker has a line of mashed potatoes box mixes that come in a variety of different flavors from sour cream and chive to cheesy potatoes to my favorite the home style creamy mashed potatoes. All the mixes are available in both boxes and packets, and the boxes include two packs of potato mix while the packets have a single serving of the potato mix. Also, Betty Crocker has started offering double the amount in the boxes, but I am not sure if the same is done for their packets.

  • Betty Crocker Creamy Mashed Potatoes Box Mix
  • Although I am capable of making mashed potatoes from scratch, during the week I like to prepare quick and easy meals that I can get on the table and take off just as quickly. The potatoes are pre made and are ground finely and it requires is a water, milk, and butter.

  • Betty Crocker Creamy Mashed Potatoes Box Mix
  • The thing I hate about the mashed potatoes mix is the cooking. The box instructs you to heat up the water, milk and butter until it starts to boil and then add in the ground potatoes. The problem with that is you never know what the temperature of the milk, butter and water mixture is so you have to be careful about putting in the potato mix because there have been times where I dried out my mashed potatoes and then I had to correct it, or I did not allow the mixture to boil enough so when I add the mashed potatoes that came out soupy. Despite me having to fix the mashed potatoes I like eating them because they taste like genuine, authentic homemade mashed potatoes and they go great with any meal.

  • Betty Crocker Creamy Mashed Potatoes Box Mix
  • What I discovered from using the Betty Crocker mashed potatoes mix is that it does not matter if you add the potato mix to while the water, milk and butter are heating up or if you do it afterwards because at some point I always find myself having to fix my mashed potatoes. By fix I mean I have to add either extra milk or heavy cream to the mashed potatoes to make them creamy again.

  • Betty Crocker Creamy Mashed Potatoes Box Mix
  • Also, I have noticed that the mashed potatoes become thicker after being in the refrigerator. I usually correct it by add extra milk to them when heating them up. However, I just discovered that if I add heavy cream instead of milk that the mashed potatoes retain their creaminess even after being refrigerated.

    For me, I cannot say I dislike the Betty Crocker mashed potatoes mix because I use it all the time; however, I do dislike having to fix the mashed potatoes every time I prepare them. I do not know if it is an instructional issue on the brand’s part or if it is a cooking issue on mine, but the extra step in the cooking process has become a little bit of a pain but not enough to make me stop buying the mix because it is only $1 at Walmart. I think if you do not mind having to fix the potatoes and you enjoy the overall flavor then you consider buying this product, but if you do want to bother with the extra step then I would highly recommend making your own mashed potatoes from scratch.



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Jeff Thompson says :

re : I like Betty Crocker mashed potatoes box mix, but I also have a love and hate relationship with it because even though the finished potatoes are good, I often find myself have to fix the mashed potatoes which has become part of the cooking process at this point
I think these potatoes are a breeze to prepare. The directions are simple and complete.

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Jeff Thompson says :

re : Betty Crocker has a line of mashed potatoes box mixes that come in a variety of different flavors from sour cream and chive to cheesy potatoes to my favorite the home style creamy mashed potatoes
I have tried the entire line and I have to agree that Homestyle is my favorite. The Cheesy would of course be a close second. The whole line is delicious and it really hinges on personal preference.

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Jeff Thompson says :

re : All the mixes are available in both boxes and packets, and the boxes include two packs of potato mix while the packets have a single serving of the potato mix
I have a larger family and tend to always get the family size box. There is rarely leftover potatoes. The single serve packets are too big for an individual and just not enough for the family.

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Jeff Thompson says :

re : The thing I hate about the mashed potatoes mix is the cooking
I think the cooking is very easy. Boiling water with a little butter. Add mix and milk and its dinner.

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Jeff Thompson says :

re : I think if you do not mind having to fix the potatoes and you enjoy the overall flavor then you consider buying this product, but if you do want to bother with the extra step then I would highly recommend making your own mashed potatoes from scratch
From scratch with our busy schedules seems to only happen at Thanksgiving. Betty Crocker Potato flakes have been a staple at our table for years. Usually the bag of potatoes under the sink gets used once then thrown out. These never get wasted and are always enjoyed.

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