Mommy Katie: #Giveaway Adding Comfort to Mealtime with Idahoan

Saturday, December 13, 2014

#Giveaway Adding Comfort to Mealtime with Idahoan


With the cooler weather upon us, I like to create dishes that are warm and comforting. One thing that my family enjoys is fresh hot soup. I  like finding and creating various soups to serve and, with winter colds hitting my home, I like to make soups that are not only tasty, but also help to soothe dry throats. So when I received five varieties of Idahoan Flavored Mashed Potatoes to review, I was excited to use some as side dishes for our holiday meals and some as a soup base.

So I decided to make Spicy Chicken and Rice Soup using the Idahoan Mashed Potatoes. It is very easy to prepare and is not only very tasty, but helps to soothe sore and dry throats!



To get started with this dish, you are going to want to have some 3 cans chicken broth, boneless chicken breasts, 1 cup rice, a small jar of salsa, 6 cups water, and a pouch of the Idahoan Four Cheese Mashed Potatoes.

First, cube the chicken, then add all ingredients to a large pot and stir until mixed well. Cook on high until boiling, reduce heat, and let simmer for 45 minutes. Then serve!

We did not see a need to add any other spices or salt to the soup, and also found this soup to be a easy one to put together. It has a little spice with the salsa, we used a mild one, you can use a spicier salsa depending on your tastes and likes. We found this soup as well as other great soup recipes that I came across over at the Idahoan site, to be a great way to change the way we cook soup and make for a great variety of dishes to try when it comes to the variety of Idahoan Mashed Potatoes!

In all, making the Idahoan varieties, a great line of products to have on hand, not only for those side dishes this holiday season, but also for the main dish! You can find a variety of recipes where you can use the Idahoan products by visiting the recipe portion of their site! Also, to help with those side dishes and main dishes this season, the wonderful people from Idahoan would like to give one of my amazing readers a prize pack worth $50! 




  • 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





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    http://idahoan.com/category/products/


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

    Mc4some said...

    http://idahoan.com/recipes/toscano-soup/ The Toscano Soup. These are the only instant potatoes that my kids will eat, yum!

    DEBIJOT said...

    The Toscano Soup recipe sounds great.

    jerseygirl137 said...

    I would like to try the Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole. It sound delicious and super easy to make.

    Tammigirl said...

    I love ginger so I would try the Gingerbread Trifle with Lemon Curd and Raspberry Sauce

    Lloyd Family said...

    i would try the secret ingredient burger - YUM!
    jenny lloyd

    James Robert said...

    I'd like to try the Four Cheese Mashed Potato Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

    scottsgal said...

    I'd try the broccoli and cheese mashed casserole dish

    scottsgal said...

    I'd try the broccoli and cheese mashed casserole dish

    Kerry said...

    The Cheese and Apple Hash Browns recipe sound good

    Jackie said...

    I would like to try the recipe for Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole.
    Thank you!

    Audra O'Hara said...

    I'd like to try the Idahoan molten lava cake. Who would have thought I could make a lava cake from potatoes!

    Heather Hollands said...

    I would try the Senate Bean Soup. I never thought of putting mashed potatoes into bean soup!

    Sandy Cain said...

    Without a doubt, the first would be the Chocolate Silk Pie? Did you SEE what it loks like? Ic ould eat the whole thing myself!!

    Marti Tabora said...

    I would love to try the Scot’s Au Gratin Shepherd’s Pie, it sounds really good.

    Kayla said...

    I'd lvoe to try Clam and Corn Chosder!

    Becca said...

    I would love to try the Buttery Crab and Artichoke Dip. sbcashortie at hotmail dot com

    Rusthawk said...

    Clam and Corn chowder, thickened with potato flakes - love the idea! http://idahoan.com/recipes/clam-and-corn-chowder/

    Kristen said...

    I'd try the Idahoan Mashed Indulgence recipe.

    Lori Thomas said...

    I`d like to try the Idahoan Potato Crusted Rib Roast, sounds yummy.

    Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

    I'd try the Toscano Soup first.

    dfraley3 said...

    I'd like to try the Cheese and Apple Hash Browns Recipe.

    s said...

    Au Gratin-Pumpkin Layered Casserole

    callbr549 said...

    I would like to make the Cheesy Mashed Potato Stuffed Mushrooms. These look super yummy.

    Andrea said...

    I want to try the Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole.

    Kris said...

    I want to make Creamy Poblano Potato Soup

    JLin Mei said...

    Clam and Corn Chowder

    ~The Bargain Babe from *Zucchini Summer Blog* said...

    I'd try the cheese and apple hashbrowns.

    Kalona Elaine said...

    that clam and corn chowder looks comforting and yummy

    Justin Faber said...

    broccoli and cheese mashed casserole sounds great

    marcia goss said...

    I would try the Loaded Mashed Potato Cakes.
    marcia.goss@gmail.com

    Jennifer Pittman said...

    I would like to try the broccoli and cheese mashed casserole dish! Sounds yummy!

    Melissa Stone said...

    Idahoan Mashed Indulgence looks like it'd make a great side dish

    Kelly F said...

    Yum! So many great recipes! I would love to try the cheese and apple hash browns recipe!!

    heymissvirginia said...

    I would love to give the four Cheese Corn Dip a try.
    heymissvirginia at embarqmail dot com

    carolwegs said...

    I would like to try to make the seafood chowder. thanks for the chance.

    Jackie Trimble said...

    I like the toscano soup

    Deb K said...

    Loaded Baked Bean Soup is my choice.