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 Pie Weights Let pie weights cool before storing. Beans and rice may be reused for pie weights, but not for… Bruschetta Topping Look for bruschetta topping in the pasta aisle or your grocer’s deli case. Peanut Butter-Reduced fat/Generic Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.