Frequently Asked Questions

Our products are available in most retail stores depending on what product you are looking for, where you live and what stores you have in your area. Check out this list to find a store near you.

Yes you can! A number of our products are available for order on our online store at

We do not recommend using our product past the Best By Date as the potatoes will start to break down affecting taste, texture and the overall quality of the product. In some rare cases the potatoes can also spoil.

When making more than one package at a time, add the appropriate amount of ingredients that are called for on the package (ie. If you were making two packages of Idahoan Scalloped Homestyle Casserole you would add 3 cups of water 1-½ cups of milk, 3 Tbsp. of margarine or butter and two packages of potatoes. If you were making 3 Idahoan Buttery Homestyle mashed potatoes you would boil 6 cups of water and 3 packages of potatoes.) Then follow the package directions as indicated.

In conventional oven:

  • at 325 degrees, bake 45 – 50 min. or until tender
  • at 350 degrees, bake 40 – 45 min. or until tender
  • at 375 degrees, bake 35 – 40 min. or until tender
  • at 400 degrees, bake 30 – 35 min. or until tender
  • at 450 degrees, bake 20 min. or until tender

NOTE: If a more golden brown color is desired, bake 5 additional minutes. Double batch: Bake at 400 degrees 35 – 40 min. or until tender.

Please visit the individual product page for allergen information. See all products.

No, all Idahoan products are MSG free!

Yes, you can easily use instant potatoes in a recipe that calls for fresh potatoes. One cup of prepared Idahoan Mashed Potatoes = one medium fresh potato. Five pounds of fresh potatoes = approximately 1 pound of dry Idahoan flakes (or approximately 10 medium fresh potatoes).

You will have to try them and decide for yourself but in our opinion you really can’t go wrong with any of them.

If you ask us nothing goes better with potatoes than more potatoes! Seriously though, we think that potatoes go with anything so find your favorite combination and let us know how you like your potatoes.

Please send us an email through the contact us page and tell us how to make your creation. We will try it and if we like it enough we will ask if we can use it as one of our featured recipes on our website.

As a general rule of thumb there are about 250 mg per serving of any of our products.

We don’t suggest this because your potatoes can become watery. All you have to do is have the water boiling, add the potatoes, and stir. It is a very quick and easy process.

The Baby Reds and Buttery Golden Selects varieties of our flavored mashed potatoes have chunks of potato and pieces of the potato skin to give a more homemade texture. When you make these varieties make sure that after you have boiled the water and mixed the potatoes in that you cover it and wait for about five minutes for the chunks to get soft.

On rare occasions the skins of potatoes manage to get through during the cutting and sorting process in our plants. Potato skins are not harmful to your health but we do understand discovering them may be surprising.

Information on Idahoan products that contain B.E. ingredients can be found by scanning the smart label QR code on our packaging. For more information on B.E. please refer to the links below:
Agricultural Biotechnology GMOs 101
Top 10 Consumer Questions About GMOs Answered

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