My Favorite Easy Mashed Potatoes For Dinner!

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I don’t know about you, but when I’m making dinner each night I like to make my meals to be quick, easy, and most importantly tasty! More often than not, I want to spend no more than 30 minutes to an hour making dinner. Who wants to spend hours slaving over a hot stove? I know I don’t! Thankfully, I can always do that because I love to make amazing dishes like Idahoan® Mashed Potatoes for dinner. I pair them with everything from roasted chicken to this mini pot pie I made for dinner this week. They are my FAVORITE mashed potatoes to make for dinner! They are made from 100% real Idaho® potatoes and are ready in just minutes! I think Idahoan Mashed Potatoes offer the best taste and texture compared to any other mashed potato I’ve tried. I can taste why it’s earned them the title of “America’s Favorite Mashed Potatoes.” I completely agree they are my personal favorite!

Idahoan® Mashed Potatoes come conveniently in this 4oz package you see below. They don’t cost much and they really deliver that homemade taste I’m looking for with my mashed potatoes on demand.  I have a family of potato-a-holics, so we know good mash potatoes when we taste it!

I also love that they come in a variety of delicious flavors, perfectly blended with real cheeses and authentic seasonings. You can find flavors like: Buttery Homestyle®, Butter and Herb, Bacon & Cheddar Chipotle, Roasted Garlic, Four Cheese, and Buttery Golden Selects. My favorite flavors are the Butter & Herb (which you see below) and the Roasted Garlic. We literally eat these at least once a week! We have meat loaf Mondays with them and sometimes we have them again on another day of the week like Sundays. This past weekend I made them with a mini beef pot pie and it was the perfect pairing for our dinner.

The pot pie took quadruple the amount of time it took to make these mashed potatoes. You simply boil some water, remove the water from the heat after it’s boiling, empty the package into the water and stir. That’s all you have to do to get some amazing tasting mashed potatoes thanks to Idahoan Mashed Potatoes!

I love that one little package is enough as a side for our whole family. I usually place some on a dish and then place any left over in a bowl in case anyone wants more when I serve these delicious mashed potatoes. Everyone at the table usually goes for more than what is on their plate. We never have any left over mashed potatoes at dinner. That’s how yummy they are!

As I said before, they go perfectly with a variety of dishes. They make the best side ever in my opinion.

If you’re in a time crunch and looking for a great side to make for your family this week, I highly recommend you get yourself some Idahoan Mashed Potatoes for dinner! They will save you a lot of time and your family will love them!

Visit Idahoan® Mashed Potatoes for more info! I hope you love these mashed potatoes just as much as me and my family do!

And if you’d like the Mini Pot Pie Recipe to go with your mashed potatoes here it is below:

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Mini Beef Pot Pie
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Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • 1 box frozen puff pastry dough
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb. beef sirloin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons of minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1 cup of beef broth
  • 8 small red potatoes
  • 1 cup pearl onions
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 bag frozen peas and carrots
  • 1 egg
  • 4 mini pie pans
  • Baking Spray
  • Idahoan® Mashed Potatoes
  1. Cut your red potatoes and pearl onions into quarter pieces. Make sure the pieces are small enough to fit inside you pie pans.
  2. Next you cut up your beef sirloin into small cube pieces.
  3. Place your beef sirloin, onions, potatoes and frozen peas and carrots into a bowl.
  4. Pour beef broth, olive oil, tomato paste, water, and spices into the bowl and mix all the ingredients together with a larger spoon.
  5. Coat your mini pie pans with cooking spray and then begin to line the pans with puff pasty dough.
  6. Spoon in the beef filling into the dough.
  7. Cut a circular top piece for the top of the pot pie from the puff pastry dough and place it on the top of your beef filling in the mini pie pan.
  8. Pinch the edges of the dough together in the pan, so the filling doesn't drip out a lot.
  9. Place your mini pot pies on a cookie baking sheet.
  10. Whisk 1 egg in a bowl and brush the egg onto the top of the pot pies.
  11. Place them in the oven to bake for 25-30 minutes.
  12. Let them cool for at least 5-10 minutes when you remove them from the oven.
  13. Pair them with some tasty Idahoan® Mashed Potatoes and enjoy!

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