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 Edible Flowers Verify that flowers are edible and have not been treated with chemicals. Large Recipe Make half of the recipe at a time to fit into a mixing bowl. Butter Sprinkles This recipe was tested with Molly McButter. Look for it in the spice aisle.