Loaded Potato Jars

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Loaded Potato Jars
With Thanksgiving in just a few days away, here are a couple last minute Thanksgiving menu ideas! Our traditional meal includes turkey, ham, potatoes, gravy, stuffing, rolls, green bean casserole, corn and salad. For dessert we have several varieties of pies from pumpkin to pecan. We all help out with the meal by bringing different dishes. I want to share a couple of delicious Thanksgiving recipes that I made using Country Crock Spread. The first one is a twist on the traditional twice baked potato. My family loves instant mashed potatoes to I came up with Loaded Potato Jars.


Ingredients: instant mashed potatoes, milk, Country Crock Spread, shredded cheese, green onions, sour cream, salt, bacon and pepper.

**Update: I recently learned that Ball mason jars are NOT oven safe, so I recommend only serving the potatoes in the jars for a fun presentation.

Prepare the desired amount of instant mashed potatoes according to the instructions on the package. Stir shredded cheese, sour cream, bacon and pepper into the mashed potatoes. Continue heating until the cheese is melted and the mixture is hot. Spoon the mixture into jars and top with more shredded cheese and bacon. Top with chopped green onions before serving.

These loaded potato jars could be prepared ahead of time and heated just before serving.


The second recipe is for Pumpkin Cobbler. I’m not sure what universe, I’ve been living on but it seems like everyone except me already knows about pumpkin cobbler. I tried it for the first time this fall and fell in love!

Ingredients: sugar, cinnamon, white cake mix, vanilla, eggs, ginger, evaporated milk, Country Crock Spread, pumpkin and brown sugar (not pictured).


Beat the eggs slightly and then add the pumpkin, evaporated milk, sugar, cinnamon, ginger and vanilla. Pour the mixture into a greased 9×13 inch pan. Top with the powdered cake mix and sprinkle with brown sugar. Drizzle melted Country Crock Spread evenly over the top. Bake at 350°F for about 1 hour or until golden brown. Serve with vanilla ice cream and caramel drizzle.

Loaded Potato Jars
 
Author:
Recipe type: Side
Ingredients
  • Instant mashed potato flakes
  • Milk
  • Country Crock Spread
  • Shredded cheese
  • Green onions
  • Sour cream
  • Bacon bits
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Instructions
  1. **Update: I recently learned that Ball mason jars are NOT oven safe, so I recommend only serving the potatoes in the jars for a fun presentation.**
  2. Prepare the desired amount of instant mashed potatoes according to the instructions on the package.
  3. Stir shredded cheese, sour cream, bacon and pepper into the mashed potatoes. (The amounts depend on how many mashed potatoes were prepared.)
  4. Continue heating until the cheese is melted and the mixture is hot.
  5. Spoon the mixture into oven safe jars or ramekins and top with more shredded cheese and bacon.
  6. Top with chopped green onions before serving.

Pumpkin Cobbler
 
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 3 eggs
  • Large can of pumpkin (29 oz)
  • 12 oz evaporated milk
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • White Cake Mix
  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • ¾ cup melted Country Crock Spread
  • Vanilla Ice Cream (optional)
  • Caramel (optional)
Instructions
  1. Beat the eggs slightly.
  2. Add the pumpkin, evaporated milk, sugars, cinnamon, ginger, salt and vanilla.
  3. Pour the mixture into a greased 9×13 inch pan.
  4. Top with the powdered cake mix and sprinkle with brown sugar.
  5. Drizzle melted Country Crock spread evenly over the top.
  6. Bake at 350°F for about 1 hour or until golden brown.
  7. Serve with vanilla ice cream and caramel.

 

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Comments

  1. Denise Petty says

    Has anyone tried freezing the potato recipe? I’m thinking it would be a great one-serving side dish for a bachelor, etc., but would want to give more than one and have it last awhile.

  2. says

    I have prepared the pumpkin recipe numerous times. This is a ‘perfect’ recipe. I don’t think anyone could mess up this recipe. It’s wonderful for Thanksgiving, especially if you have to carry a dessert to an event. It is also wonderful in the Fall and Winter months, and as one writer said, it does make the house smell so wonderful.

  3. Cindy Hetrick says

    These recipes look so good and easy to make. My son especially makes pumpkin pie so I’ll try this cobbler on him. I know it has my taste buds intrigued. I live in a different universe too 🙂 This is the first time I’ve ever heard of pumpkin cobbler! Looks like an awesome potluck I’ll be taking to church functions! Thanx. Also, this is the first time I’ve come across your sight and will definitely look forward to viewing future blogs.

    • Tonia says

      Thanks Cindy! The cobbler is so good and it makes your kitchen smell amazing when it is baking! I am looking forward to making it again this fall.

  4. Darlene says

    The potatoes look intriguing. Can you tell me what type of jars you use? Want to make sure I use the right ones, so as not to make a mess. And definitely gonna try the pumpkin cobbler.

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