I know this is a very simple idea, but I've never made mashed potatoes this way. My mom doesn't keep soy milk in her house so I decided to come up with a way that she could prepare instant mashed potatoes that would be safe for Jazzy. This is now our favorite instant mashed potatoes.
Easy Instant Mashed Potatoes
2 cups broth
2 cups instant mashed potatoes flakes (I use Betty Crocker Potato Buds)
Bring the broth to a boil either in a saucepan or in the microwave. Stir in the mashed potato flakes until moistened.
* Feel free to vary the amount of broth or flakes depending on the consistency you desire and the amount you want to prepare.
* You can stir some dairy free margarine into the mashed potatoes once they are ready.
My daughter, Jazlyn, is anaphylactic to egg, dairy, peanuts, and tree nuts. When she was first diagnosed, I found it very difficult to find recipes and foods that didn't taste like "allergy" food. Over the last 12 years I have had a lot of fun developing and changing recipes so that they are safe for her. I love to share my recipes so that other families can realize how yummy "allergy" foods can taste. You don't have to sacrifice taste or your favorite foods, you just have to rethink how to make them. I made a promise to Jazzy that I would do my very best to find a way for her to eat any food she wants to try. So far I have been able to keep that promise. I hope your family enjoys these recipes as much as we do.