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Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Mashed Potatoes

Cracker Barrel mashed potatoes are some of the best tasting homestyle mashed potatoes you can get in a restaurant. Have you ever wondered what the secrets to the Cracker Barrel Mashed Potatoes might be? I suggest baking the potatoes to make the Cracker Barrel Mashed Potatoes, as the roasting gives these mashed potatoes a really hearty flavor.

cracker barrel mashed potatoes

Cracker Barrel Mashed Potatoes

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Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Mashed Potatoes

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  • Recipe Type: Copycat Restaurant Recipes, CopyKat Recipes, Side Dish Recipes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 4
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Mashed Potatoes

These mashed potatoes are easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 6 medium russet potatoes
  • 4 tablespoons margarine (do not use "spread")
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

Wash potatoes thoroughly, cut into uniform pieces, and drop into salted, boiling water. Cook potatoes until they are fork-tender. Take potatoes out of boiling water and drain. Peel most of the potatoes; make sure you leave about one fifth of each not peeled. Place potatoes into a bowl with the other ingredients and mash the potatoes. I would not use an electric mixer; you do not want to take out all of the lumps. Transfer the whipped potatoes to a serving dish, and serve the mashed potatoes.

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  • Lee

    this recipe is bolosh (BS). Follow your grandmas recipe and use butter milk.

  • Amber Austin

    cracker barrel doesn’t use instant mash potatoes…. it is still cooked the old fashion way. boiling them in water, butter, milk, salt, pepper. thats all they use

  • Poneywoman

    i wish the recipie would tell how much water to boil if i use to much water they’ll be soupy

    • Anonymous

      How much water to add really depends on how big your pot is. What I do is I cut my potatoes, put them in the pot and add enough water to cover the potatoes by 1/2 to 1 inch of water.

  • Hot Potato

    Sure would be nice if the instructions were COMPLETE…
    After having a bowl of lumpy whipped potatoes…
    The recipe fails to mention taking them to completion.

    • Stephanie Manley

      Hot Potato,
      After you whip the potatoes you serve them. I shouldn’t have left you in the lurch. I’ll change the instructions to tell you to serve them ;)

    • Stephanie Manley

      Hot Potato,
      After you whip the potatoes you serve them. I shouldn’t have left you in the lurch. I’ll change the instructions to tell you to serve them ;)

  • Raymondmoseley

    I would agree with Joe after eating there yesterday. They not only taste like instant mash potatoes, they look like instant mash potatoes. They were rather insipid and I even asked the waitress if they were real. She said they were but you could not prove it by me. Cracker Barrel is great for breakfast but lunch and dinner meals have been a disappointment. However, the price is reasonable so I can’t complain there but the meals to me taste reasonable….not great.

  • Raymondmoseley

    I would agree with Joe after eating there yesterday. They not only taste like instant mash potatoes, they look like instant mash potatoes. They were rather insipid and I even asked the waitress if they were real. She said they were but you could not prove it by me. Cracker Barrel is great for breakfast but lunch and dinner meals have been a disappointment. However, the price is reasonable so I can’t complain there but the meals to me taste reasonable….not great.

  • Joe

    They don’t make them like this anymore. I ordered them this past weekend and they are using instant now. What a disappointment.

  • Adam

    Not sure I follow the description correctly. It says we should bake, not boil the potatoes. The recipe directions only call to drop potatoes in boiling water.
    No baking directions?