Share: Mashed Potato Flakes 6.6 OZ PKG You may substitute 4-1/2 cups hot homemade mashed potatoes for the instant potatoes if desired. Featured Recipes Spicy Shepherd's Pie Taco seasoning adds zip to this hearty main dish. It's easy to top with instant mashed potatoes, which I stir up while browning the beef.—Mary Malchow, Neenah, Wisconsin Related Tips herbes de Provence Look for herbes de Provence in the spice aisle. Miso Paste Look for miso paste in natural food or Asian markets. Large Recipe Make half of the recipe at a time to fit into a mixing bowl.