Instant Loaded Mashed Potatoes

All the flavor of a loaded baked potato in the mashed version. Bacon bits, chives, sour cream, and plenty of butter!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: idaho instant potatoes recipe, idahoan mashed potatoes recipe, instant potato flakes recipes, recipes using instant mashed potatoes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 medium saucepan
  • 1 serving bowl
  • 1 fork or whisk


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 4 oz. bag IdahoanĀ® Loaded Baked Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp unsalted butter optional


  • In your saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • While that's coming to a boil, in a serving bowl (that is microwave-safe or at least durable enough to take on boiling water), empty your instant mashed potatoes into the bowl and set aside.
  • Once your water's boiling, remove the saucepan from the heat and immediately AND carefully, pour the boiling water into the bowl with the potato flakes and mix thoroughly to allow the flakes to absorb all of the water. Add butter and allow the potatoes to sit for 1 minute, to set, and then serve and Enjoy!
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