Main Course: Healthier Instant Mashed Potatoes


  • 2 packages or pouches instant potato flakes, unseasoned or plain flavour
  • 2 tablespoons non-hydrogenated margarine
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups milk
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder or ½ teaspoon onion powder (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon parsley flakes (optional)

Directions for Preparation

  1. Heat margarine, water, milk, and seasonings in a pot just until boiling.
  2. Turn off heat. Stir in potatoes.
  3. Let sit 2 minutes then whip quickly until smooth and fluffy.

This simple recipe packs more nutritional punch than following the directions on the box as it contains double the amount of bone-strengthening calcium and vitamin D.

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