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Main Dish, Side Dishes & Soups,

Mashed potato flakes make almost instant home-fries. Just hydrate the potato flakes with cold water then panfry with bacon and onions.

  • Prep Time

  • Cook Time

  • 3-4



  • 1 package (3.75 oz) Idaho® Spuds Flavored mashed
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 strips (2 oz.) bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced vertically in strips
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine pouch of potatoes and water in a medium bowl. Stir to evenly moisten potatoes. Let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Cook bacon and onion in a non-stick skillet over medium heat until light golden brown.
  3. Spread potatoes evenly over bacon and onions. Fry over medium heat without stirring until bottom starts to crisp, about 5 minutes. Turn potatoes over with a wide spatula, breaking it into chunks. Continue to cook allowing potato pieces to brown and crisp, about 20 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

*Nutritional information for Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Nutritionals per serving

190 calories, 9g fat, (3g sat. fat), 15mg cholesterol, 5g protein, 23g carbohydrates, 180mg sodium, 1g fiber