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

  • 473.18 ml water
  • 7.39 ml garlic salt
  • 14.79 ml margarine
  • 177.44 ml milk
  • 473.18 ml 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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