This was easy and it looks fancy! Sometimes I have a hard time getting my husband to eat potatoes unless they are covered in gravy or in fry form. However, I think I have swayed him with this recipe.
3 1/2 cups Honeyville’s Instant Potato Flakes (not reconstituted)
5 1/2 cups Water
1/4 cup Honeyville’s Sour Cream Powder (not reconstituted)
1 Tb plus 1 Tsp Honeyville’s Bacon Flavored TVP, divided
4 Tb Honeyville’s Freeze Dried Cheddar Cheese, divided
1 Tb plus 1 Tsp Honeyville’s Freeze Dried Green Onions, divided
Salt and Pepper to taste
Boil Water. In a small container hydrate 1 Tb. Freeze Dried Cheese and 1 tsp. Freeze Dried Green Onions. Set aside until ready to garnish (I hydrated them together in the same dish. I used the 1/4 cup measuring cup I used for the Sour Cream Powder so I wouldn’t have to wash another dish because I am
lazy cool like that). In a medium bowl add Potato Flakes, Sour Cream Powder, 1 Tb Bacon TVP, remaining Freeze Dried Cheddar Cheese (should be 3 Tb), and remaining Green Onions (should be 1 Tb). Mix well. Carefully pour boiling water over potato mixture. Stir to combine and whisk for 2 minutes or until potatoes fluff up. Add Salt and Pepper to taste. Drain out any remaining water in the cheese/onion mixture. Sprinkle top with remaining Bacon TVP, Green Onions, and Cheese.
I think the Potato Flakes have a buttery taste by themselves which is why I didn’t add any butter to this recipe. The potatoes were creamy and smooth and I loved how the flavors combined together. I think this would be a great filler and extender for Twice Baked Potatoes. Tell me I am not the only one that when I make Twice Baked Potatoes that I never have enough filling for all my potato skins. In fact that is what this recipe post was originally going to be but I never got around to making the baked potato part and then all of a sudden it was dinner time!