Mashed potatoes are a staple side dish in many kitchens. They can be made simple or fancy, and they are incredibly versatile. Mashed potatoes are great comfort food. They’re also easy to make and can be used in many different ways. You can pair them with meats, cheeses, and vegetables.

What is potato flakes?

Potato flakes are dried potatoes that have been shredded or pulverized into small pieces. They’re typically used as a thickener for soups and sauces, but they can also be used to make mashed potatoes.

The process of making potato flakes involves peeling and shredding potatoes, blanching them to draw out the starch, and then drying them in a dehydration chamber.

You can use potato flakes as a base for all kinds of dishes, including soups and stews. They’re also great for making baby food because they’re so easy to digest!

How to make mashed potato with potato flakes

This recipe makes 2 servings of mashed potato. It is surprisingly easy to make mashed potatoes using potato flakes. This is a straightforward and quick recipe; you will be surprised by how good it tastes.

Spice up boring and plain mashed potatoes with this recipe. Adjust the amount of potato flakes to your desired consistency.

Mashed Potato Recipe using Potato Flakes

Easy Mashed Potato Recipe | dietplan-101.com

Ingredients for easy mashed potato:

  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup water (or instant chicken broth)
  • 1 ½ tbsp. butter
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 cup potato flakes

Instructions for making mashed potato:

  1. Combine milk, water, seasoning ingredients, and butter in a saucepan and bring to a boil, or heat the mixture in the microwave for 4 to 5 minutes on high heat (1000w).
  2. Add in potato flakes and stir until you have a creamy and smooth mashed potato.

Notes: Replace water with chicken broth for tastier mashed potato

Step-by-step Mashed Potato Recipe using Potato Flakes

Mashed potato recipe

2-Steps Easy Mashed Potato Recipe using Instant Potato Flakes

This recipe makes 2 servings of mashed potato. It is surprisingly easy to make mashed potatoes using potato flakes. This is a straightforward and quick recipe; you will be surprised by how good it tastes.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 260 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup water or instant chicken broth
  • 1 ½ tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 cup potato flakes

Instructions
 

  • Combine milk, water, seasoning ingredients, and butter in a saucepan and bring to a boil, or heat the mixture in the microwave for 4 to 5 minutes on high heat (1000w).
  • Add in potato flakes and stir until you have a creamy and smooth mashed potato.

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Notes

This instant mashed potato recipe makes 2 servings,  each serving contains 260 Calories and 31g Carbohydrates

Nutrition

Calories: 260kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 7gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 437mgPotassium: 532mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 465IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 173mgIron: 0.4mg
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