Instant Garlic Mashed Potatoes

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Ransomed by Fire

Want garlic mashed potatoes but don't have any real potatoes on hand? Use this simple recipe instead.

Top Review by Karen..

Very easy recipe that everyone loved. I doubled the recipe and used your measurements even though my package of Idahoan Instant Mashed Potatoes had different measurements. Came out perfect! The only thing I changed was to use garlic powder and regular salt (2:1 ratio) instead of garlic salt, as I don't keep that on hand. I sprinkled some dried chives on top before serving, plus a little extra butter. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 12 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon margarine
  • 34 cup milk
  • 2 cups instant potato flakes


  1. Boil water in a medium saucepan.
  2. Meanwhile, mix potato flakes and garlic salt.
  3. Add boiling water to potato flakes.
  4. Stir in milk and margarine.
  5. (NOTES: Adjust measurements except for garlic salt according to box directions. I like to use Idaho Spuds brand.).

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