#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
  • Entry-Form

    Also be sure to check out Idahoan on Facebook:
    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

    1. DEBIJOT
      December 14, 2014 / 9:20 am

      The Toscano Soup recipe sounds great.

    2. jerseygirl137
      December 14, 2014 / 11:57 am

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

    3. Tammigirl
      December 14, 2014 / 12:45 pm

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

    4. Lloyd Family
      December 14, 2014 / 1:07 pm

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

    5. James Robert
      December 14, 2014 / 1:26 pm

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

    6. scottsgal
      December 14, 2014 / 1:45 pm

      I'd try the broccoli and cheese mashed casserole dish

    7. scottsgal
      December 14, 2014 / 1:45 pm

      I'd try the broccoli and cheese mashed casserole dish

    8. Kerry
      December 14, 2014 / 1:56 pm

      The Cheese and Apple Hash Browns recipe sound good

    9. Jackie
      December 14, 2014 / 2:03 pm

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

    10. Audra O'Hara
      December 14, 2014 / 2:36 pm

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

    11. Heather Hollands
      December 14, 2014 / 3:03 pm

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

    12. Sandy Cain
      December 14, 2014 / 4:15 pm

      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!!

    13. Marti Tabora
      December 14, 2014 / 4:21 pm

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

    14. Kayla
      December 14, 2014 / 6:04 pm

      I'd lvoe to try Clam and Corn Chosder!

    15. Becca
      December 14, 2014 / 6:38 pm

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

    16. Kristen
      December 14, 2014 / 8:20 pm

      I'd try the Idahoan Mashed Indulgence recipe.

    17. Lori Thomas
      December 14, 2014 / 9:01 pm

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

    18. Frugal Tumbleweed Acres
      December 14, 2014 / 9:19 pm

      I'd try the Toscano Soup first.

    19. dfraley3
      December 14, 2014 / 10:35 pm

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

    20. s
      December 15, 2014 / 12:26 am

      Au Gratin-Pumpkin Layered Casserole

    21. callbr549
      December 15, 2014 / 5:57 am

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

    22. Andrea
      December 16, 2014 / 12:55 am

      I want to try the Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole.

    23. Kris
      December 17, 2014 / 12:29 am

      I want to make Creamy Poblano Potato Soup

    24. JLin Mei
      December 17, 2014 / 11:38 pm

      Clam and Corn Chowder

    25. ~The Bargain Babe from *Zucchini Summer Blog*
      December 18, 2014 / 5:14 pm

      I'd try the cheese and apple hashbrowns.

    26. Kalona Elaine
      December 19, 2014 / 1:46 am

      that clam and corn chowder looks comforting and yummy

    27. Justin Faber
      December 20, 2014 / 4:22 pm

      broccoli and cheese mashed casserole sounds great

    28. Jennifer Pittman
      December 23, 2014 / 9:59 am

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

    29. Melissa Stone
      December 23, 2014 / 7:16 pm

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

    30. Kelly F
      December 24, 2014 / 6:04 am

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

    31. heymissvirginia
      December 26, 2014 / 6:42 pm

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

    32. carolwegs
      December 27, 2014 / 7:16 pm

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

    33. Jackie Trimble
      December 28, 2014 / 1:41 am

      I like the toscano soup

    34. Deb K
      December 28, 2014 / 4:48 am

      Loaded Baked Bean Soup is my choice.

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