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Garlic Instant Potatoes Recipe

Garlic Instant Potatoes Recipe

“This is a good way to spice up plain instant potatoes. I prepare these when I'm running out of time to get dinner on the table but want something that still tastes homemade.” Carolyn Coop - Stuarts Draft, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups mashed potato flakes


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the water, butter, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat; add milk. Stir in potato flakes with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 225 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 442mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.

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Doggmom2 User ID: 8819530 246192
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2016

"Very easy and quick recipe. I followed the directions exactly and also doubled the recipe. I used 1 tsp garlic powder and it was a subtle garlic flavor, not overbearing. Glad I found this recipe for instant potatoes. Keeper!"

tchr90 User ID: 2795278 153673
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

"This is a great recipe and my go-to side dish when I'm limited on time. It quick and tastes great. It's a keeper!!"

Steeltownfan User ID: 6549461 166080
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2012

"We love garlic mashed potatoes, and use this recipe even when we have company over, and get compliments all the time for our potatoes, so, thanks so much for sharing with us.


NavyWife11 User ID: 6114352 165389
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"I loved this recipe. Its quick and easy and everyone thought i used real potatoes!!"

JessBella6 User ID: 5295511 208953
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2010

"So good! You'd never know this dish was made with potato flakes!"

JHolan User ID: 2794908 96153
Reviewed May. 2, 2010

"These were a nice change from the norm, and my kids liked them, too."

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