Puffed Potatoes~

From my friend, Sarah

2 2/3 cups Potato Buds

2 2/3 cups water

2/3 cup milk

4 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon salt, divided

8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

1 egg, beaten

1 tablespoon instant onion (I use 1 teaspoon Penzey's Minced White Onion)

Paprika to garnish

Preheat oven to 350º.

Prepare potato buds following the recipe on the box, using the above ingredient amounts, but only 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Turn burner off and add the softened cream cheese, egg, instant onion and the rest of the salt.

Put potatoes into a greased 9 x 13 baking pan or use a smaller pan for thicker potatoes. Sprinkle with paprika if desired and bake 45 minutes.