I am a BIG CHEATER! I used...GASP...instant mashed potatoes! One packet of Paradise Valley all natural creamy mash (4.8 oz) was just right (it's what they're selling at Costco these days). Instead of parmesan, I used some Gruyere I had in the fridge and doubled up (at leaast) on the dried chiptole. My husband, son, brother and nephew stood in the kitchen and ate them ALL before they made it to the table...next time, I will stand guard so there will be a few left for a photo. Thanks Rita L.