I love homemade mashed potatoes but, I do not always have the time needed to prepare them. Recently, I spotted Publix Homestyle Mashed Potatoes in my local Publix Super Market. I decided to purchase this product, try it out and write a product review about it. Here is what I discovered!
Publix Homestyle Mashed Potatoes are very affordable, I discovered! The low price of this product got my attention and that fact steered me away from other brands of instant mashed potatoes. I purchased a one pound box of homestyle mashed potatoes for a little over one dollar. Great deal! A bargain. There are twenty-four servings in this one box of mashed potatoes. That is great, in my opinion. I hoped that this product would at least live up to my expectations and maybe even exceed them. The “homestyle” part of the name made me think this product would be much better than plain old regular instant mashed potatoes. By the way, no where on this box are the words instant mashed potatoes.
You can prepare this product very easily in the microwave. That is how I chose to cook these mashed potatoes. I only had to heat water, milk, butter in a large microwave safe bowl, then add the potatoes. I stirred with a fork and fluffed them up. I also added some sea salt and a dash of black pepper. So simple and quick. These homestyle mashed potatoes were ready in mere minutes. I liked that! You do not have to use milk in these potatoes but, I discovered that adding some milk makes them creamier and better tasting! It is nice to know that if I did not have milk on hand, I could still make these mashed potatoes.
What did I think about Publix Homestyle Mashed Potatoes taste? Pretty darn good. I like the taste and this product does indeed have a slight homestyle flavor that makes this product stand out from plain mashed potatoes. They are better. This product has a very smooth creaminess to it and pretty decent heartiness. I prepared this product several times and each time, I would add different ingredients to jazz it up a bit. They are good alone but, I added some cheese and bacon bits and they were wonderful! I also notice the serving suggestions on the side of the box. I tried them and it was good. I added french onion dip and french fried onions. Yummy. My favorite way to serve this product is with butter and ranch dressing mixed in. Fabulous.
This is a good product! I rate Publix Homestyle Mashed Potatoes three and one half stars out of five stars. I will be buying this product again! It saved me money and time! If you use 2% milk and fat free butter, this product has no cholesterol and is low fat! By itself, this product is cholesterol free and fat free! Fabulous! One serving is equal to one half cup. One serving has one hundred and forty calories. Seventy of these calories are from fat. If you use fat free milk, no fat, no cholesterol, fifteen mgs of sodium, fifteen grams of total carbs, one gram of dietary fiber, zero grams of sugars and two grams of protein. This product does contain milk ingredients.
I enjoyed trying and writing a review about Publix Homestyle Mashed Potatoes. They are tasty. You can find this product in most Publix Super Markets that you shop in. For more information you can visit the publix.com web site.