Did You Know – Instant Mashed Potato Flakes

Did you know that if you make soup or stew, and the broth didn’t turn out thick enough, you can add a spoonful of Instant Mashed Potato Flakes to thicken it? If a spoonful doesn’t quite do it, just add more until you reach your desired thickness.



  1. I just knew that these things had some divine use. And it took my kitchen mentor to figure it out. Another great tip. You should write a book.

  2. I guess that makes a lot of sense cuz of the starchy quality of the instant mashed potato mix. I usually used a corn starch slurry but this makes sense too!

  3. I didn’t know that Diane. I do that with my oatmeal. You know I make it up dry ahead of time. Sometimes I’m extra hunger and I add another few spoonfuls of oatmeal just from the box (no formality with me) to give my oatmeal some oomph.

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