14 Reviews

I have tried this but it is even better if you add mayonnaise instead of the cream! Yummo!

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pritchettt April 23, 2008

We cannot get good potatoes here so we have resorted to using instant when the need for mashed potatoes strikes. I have never tired it with chicken broth (what a good idea!), but have used the same ingredients as you have listed. I have used cream cheese too when I was out of cream.

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Chef_Rese February 05, 2008

This is a great base recipe! I decided to give it a shot since I didn't feel like going to the store, and I had a roast in the slow cooker that needed a side dish for all that yummy gravy! It definitely improved the potatoes and I couldn't taste the "instant" flavor anymore. I went on to add salt and pepper, garlic and onion powder, parsley flakes, half cup of light sour cream, and more potato flakes to reach the right consistency. I have "Idahoan" brand flakes since they are easy to find here in Washington state, and they taste much better than other brands. The hubby who HATES instant potatoes almost died of happiness when he tried these, so four thumbs up at this house!

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Jamie D. November 07, 2013

Thank you!! They came out soooo good!! I added a bit of salt, parsley and garlic powder!! Yumm!

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Tania Balleza Celis February 08, 2015

Can't really give instant mashed 5 stars even if they are good like these were.

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gingerly88 March 17, 2014

This was pretty good for instant mashed potatoes. I used 2% milk instead of heavy cream. It needed some salt, pepper and garlic powder. Thanks for posting.

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Sharbear23 December 08, 2013

Very simple and good for a quick side dish. Thanks for sharing. Made for Cookbook Tag.

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lazyme May 16, 2013

I had roasted garlic instant mashed potatoes and mad them per this recipe with my meatloaf. They were better if only because they were so easy to make and they did taste better too. Thanks for posting mailbelle. Made for Zaar Cookbook Tag.

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ElaineAnn February 15, 2011

Very easy to do. I used half and half cream and unsalted butter. Thanks Mailbelle :)

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Boomette August 26, 2009
Instant Mashed Potatoes That are Better Than Homemade!