Idahoan Potato Bread – Giveaway Ends 12/29

I participated in this event on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers for Idahoan Foods. I received Idahoan products to facilitate my review.







When my son Rowan was about two, ( he’s almost 13 now…sniff) his tonsils and adenoids were extremely enlarged. They were so bad that he had a hard time swallowing and he could only eat soft foods. He stopped growing for about a year due to his poor little throat. This of course worried our pediatrician and she told us to make sure to load up the foods he could eat with lots of butter and gravy and what not just to boost his caloric intake. Rowan LOVED mashed potatoes…he could eat his weight in them! Most of the time I would make mashed potatoes from scratch, but he was going through them so quickly that I just couldn’t keep up. Idahoan instant mashed potatoes saved the day! I could whip him up a batch in no time flat and he loved them. Plus I loved making the Idahoan Flavored Mashed Potatoes , so he never grew bored!




Rowan has since had his tonsils and adenoids removed, but he still loves Idahoan potatoes! I love how easy they are to prepare, which is great for super busy nights! The Idahoan potatoes come in 11 different varieties; Roasted Garlic,  Loaded Baked, Italian Romano White Cheese, Golden Selects, Four Cheese, Buttery Homestyle, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Baby Reds, Baby Reds with Roasted Garlic and Parmesan , Bacon Cheddar Chipotle, and Butter & Herb. I love how versatile these potatoes are, in fact on the Idahoan website, you can find tons of recipes using these potatoes! I found a recipe for Potato Bread that sounded yummy, so I made some for my families dinner! Yum!









Idahoan Potato Bread - Author: The Frugal Girl Serves: 2 loaves


  • 1 cup Original Mashed Potatoes (or try one of our flavored varieties to add some extra flare)
  • 1½ cups warm water
  • 2 packages active dry yeast (2¼ teaspoons each)
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp melted, cooled butter or oil
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 4.5-6 cups all purpose flour


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine warm water and yeast; let stand for several minutes.
  3. Stir in mashed potatoes, sugar, butter, and salt; mix well.
  4. Stir in enough flour to make a soft dough.
  5. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead 5-8 minutes, or until dough is smooth and elastic, adding flour as needed.
  6. Place dough in bowl, cover, and let rise 1 hour. Punch dough down, divide in half, and shape each half into a loaf.
  7. Place in 4 x 8˝ loaf pans, cover, and let rise 30-45 minutes, or until doubled.
  8. Bake 30-35 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack.



I am so happy to be offered my readers a wonderful Idahoan Prize Pack!



Check out Idahoan on Facebook!

Win It: One lucky reader will win an Idahoan Prize Pack worth $50, which consists of:


  • 4 pouches Idahoan Buttery Homestyle
  • 4 pouches Idahoan Four Cheese
  • 4 pouches Idahoan Loaded Baked
  • 4 pouches Idahoan Baby Reds
  • 4 pouches Idahoan Roasted Garlic
  • 1 deck custom Idahoan playing cards
  • 1 Idahoan branded premium soup bowl/cup


One winner per household, email address, or home address. If you have won this prize on another blog you are ineligible to win again. Winners must have a U.S.-based address to receive their prize.



About Beth

Beth Larrabee is a stay at home mom of 3 wonderful children and is married to her wonderful husband Scot. Beth is an active member in her community and is currently the Vice President of the PTO, President of The Friends of Cumston Library, and proud leader of a Daisy and Brownie Girl Scout Troops. In her spare time, Beth enjoys musical theater, singing, gaming, books, spending time at the lake and all things food.

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  1. Matthew Jones says:

    My favorite Idahoan Potato flavor is Loaded Baked Potato. I love to load up a good baked potato with all the toppings. Thank you for having the giveaway!!!

  2. I love Idahoan mashed potatoes when I go camping. We are tent campers and so making instant potatoes is an easy dinner side. The flavor of Idahoan brand is my favorite because they don’t taste like instant! I keep it simple and enjoy the butter and herb flavor.

  3. tammy shelton says:

    Buttery Homestyle is our favorite (if we HAD to choose). I really like them all.

  4. Sandy Klocinski says:

    Baby Reds® with Roasted Garlic and Parmesan

  5. Danielle D says:

    The Garlic id my favorite one!

  6. Christa Bengtsson says:

    I like the 4 cheese flavor od these mashed potatoes.

  7. My favorite is garlic.

  8. Roasted Garlic is my favorite flavor

  9. James Robert says:

    I like their four cheese mashed potatoes

  10. love the plain buttery flavor. thankyou, ken

  11. I love the baby reds

  12. I like the Roasted Garlic

  13. I like the Loaded Baked flavor.

  14. Vicki Wurgler says:

    Applewood Smoked Bacon would be my favorite

  15. My favorite is the roasted garlic variety.

  16. I really like the four cheese variety.

  17. Amanda Kinder says:

    It would have to be Four Cheese.

  18. I like the Buttery Homestyle flavor.

  19. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I would love Roasted Garlic!

  20. Les Johnson says:

    I like the Baby Reds the best. So quick and easy to make. They are totally delicious.

  21. Rachel Travis says:

    4 cheese is my favorite!

  22. Jenny N

    I like the four cheese potatoes the best!

  23. The Roasted Garlic variety is my favorite. The Buttery Homestyle is good, too.

  24. i think i would really like roasted garlic

  25. Tari Lawson says:

    I haven’t tried them yet but I think I would really like the Roasted Garlic.

  26. Georgette

    I really like the little red potatoes flavor; second is the butter and herb.

  27. Mmmmmm four cheese! 😀

  28. I ♡ spuds! And Idaho makes the best!

  29. Andrea Williams says:

    My favorite flavor is the Roasted Garlic one.

  30. Christina Sparks says:

    I like the loaded baked flavor

  31. lonnie hutchinson says:

    my favorite is homestyle so good

  32. Ann Fantom

    I like Idahoan’s Bacon & Cheddar Chipotle Flavored Mashed Potatoes

  33. Darlene Carbajal says:

    I like the Roasted Garlic Flavor.


  35. I love the smashed baby reds which is weird because I normally don’t like lumps in my potatoes!
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  36. Amy Gettys says:

    I love the four cheese!

  37. Julie Murphy says:

    My kids like the loaded baked potato

  38. I always pick up a package of Idahoan Roasted Garlic when I go shopping 🙂

  39. Jennifer Pittman says:

    I haven’t tried the flavors other than homestyle, but I think my favorite would be Idahoan Loaded Baked.

  40. The loaded baked potato sounds delicious.

  41. rochelle haynes

    I like the garlic ones they taste great

  42. rochelle haynes
  43. Jessica To says:

    I like the Buttery Homestyle potatoes.

  44. stephanie mcfarland says:

    Loaded Baked Potato is my favorite

  45. KJ Skib

    I like both roasted garlic and baby reds.

  46. Virginia Rowell

    My favorite flavor is the buttery homestyle.

  47. I like the classic regular potatos!

  48. Lisa Ann

    My favorite is Idahoan Loaded Baked.

  49. My favorite flavor is the roasted garlic. It’s so good everyone in my family likes it. 🙂

  50. Kim Keithline says:

    I think the loaded baked potato sounds awesome

  51. Annmarie W. says:

    I love the Four Cheese…and my whole family likes the roasted garlic!

  52. We like the Roasted Garlic.

  53. The home style variety is my favorite. My kids and really like these.

  54. i like the plain on butter flavored

  55. Kristy Thiel says:

    I like the loaded baked flavor. thanks for hosting!

  56. Cindy Merrill

    I would love the Idahoan Four Cheese variety mix.

  57. Lori Walker says:

    My favorite flavor is Roasted Garlic.

  58. Brittney House says:

    I like the four cheese variety.

  59. roasted garlic is my favorite flavor of them all

  60. Loaded Baked potato flavor

  61. I haven’t tried them, but I think we’d like the home style the best.
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  62. Paula Hafner says:

    My favorite is the Roasted Garlic. I love garlic.

  63. I like the roasted garlic.

  64. Roasted Garlic sounds good.

  65. Buttery Homestyle is my favorite

  66. Susan Christy

    Roasted Garlic is my favorite.

  67. Jennifer Reed says:

    My favorite flavor is the Idahoan Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes.

  68. annette cambpell says:

    I like the butter garlic ones

  69. I LOVE the loaded Baked Potato!!! We have them about once a week!

  70. melissa Resnick says:

    the roasted garlic

  71. I like their Loaded Baked Potatoes.

  72. I like the four cheese

  73. You can never go wrong with Garlic! i would love to try the Roasted Garlic or the Four Cheese.

  74. I like the loaded baked potatoe

  75. vera wilson says:

    I love the baby reds.

  76. We love the loaded baked potatos! quick and easy to make making them a perfect side dish.

  77. My favorite would be Buttery Homestyle, but it’s hard to choose, as I like so many of them! Really hope to win! Thanks for the nice contest!

  78. jenn giannetto says:

    I really like the baby reds.

  79. I like the baby reds the best.
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  80. My favorite is the Idahoan Loaded Baked.

  81. Leanne Godfrey says:

    The Roasted Garlic would be my favorite flavor.

  82. tina d reynolds says:

    My favorite flavor is the four cheese

  83. Stephanie Larison says:

    My fave is the 4 cheese flavor, yum!

  84. cynthia Dawson says:

    Roasted garlic is my favorite!

  85. I like four cheese.

  86. I like the Roasted Garlic flavor the most.

  87. Karen Gonyea says:

    LOVE the Roasted Garlic 🙂

  88. I like the Idahoan Buttery Homestyle

  89. Deb Jackson says:

    I would try the roasted garlic.

  90. Lisa Garner says:

    My favorite flavor is Buttery Homestyle.

  91. Jill Myrick says:

    My favorite flavor is the Idahoan Four Cheese.


  92. Laurie Emerson

    I love their Buttery Homestyle the best. They taste just like the ones my mom always made.

  93. laurie murley says:

    i like the Idahoan Buttery Homestyle the most

  94. I like Buttery Homestyle.

  95. I like the Loaded Baked.
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  96. Amy Deeter

    I think the loaded baked potato sounds real good

  97. Never had them, but I think I’d like the four cheese flavor!

  98. I think I would like baby reds or buttery homestyle the best!

  99. Becky Moore says:

    My favorite flavor is always the garlic…

  100. Carolyn Daley says:

    My favorite is the Buttery Homestyle, but that might change once I have the chance to try the Four Cheese flavor!

  101. Karen Drake says:

    My favorite flavor is the roasted garlic.

  102. Carrie M

    Loaded are the favorite in our house!

  103. I have yet to try these, but the Loaded Baked sounds really good.

  104. Rajee Pandi says:

    Loaded Baked Potato easy to bake and eat it with toppings

  105. My favorite is Applewood Smoked Bacon Flavored Mashed Potatoes.

  106. Vikki Billings

    I love the 4 cheese potatoes! They are so good!

  107. Carrie Conrad says:

    My family goes crazy over the Idahoan Loaded Baked Potato! They are great and compliment such a variety of main dishes. These are great!

  108. Trisha McKee says:

    My favorite is the Garlic one, but they all are great!

  109. My favorite flavor would be Baby Reds!

  110. Thank You for the giveaway…the Roasted Garlic sounds delicious !

  111. Eugenia Hall

    I like Loaded baked best

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