Simply Potatoes to the Rescue! & a Giveaway


If I could ask my ten year old self which food is my favorite I’m sure I would reply potatoes and gravy.  If I could ask my twenty year old self which food is my favorite I’m sure I would reply potatoes and gravy.  If I could ask my thirty year old self which food is my favorite I’m sure I would reply potatoes and gravy.  You get the idea.  I have been a fan of mashed potatoes and gravy for a long time, over twenty years.  Geesh, I’m old.

I have had my share of nasty, yes nasty, potatoes.  The worst are the instant from a box variety.  I need the real stuff.    I was raised on a farm where we grew our own potatoes.  When my mom needed some potatoes for supper I would run downstairs in the basement to “the potato room”.  Yes, we even had a room in our house dedicated to potatoes.  Well, actually it was a root cellar to store all winter vegetables and canned goods, but we only stored potatoes and onions.

Now that you understand my personal potato history.  I’m going to let you in on a little secret.  Simply Potatoes are simply mashed potato heaven.  I was skeptical the first time I purchased a package at my local Target store.  But I was in a bind.  I was in town running errands and by the time I got home I wouldn’t have time to make supper.   Rather than purchasing take-out food, I wanted to serve my family something that was cheaper and a bit healthier.   I rounded up a rotisserie chicken, a container of Simply Potatoes, and a bag of carrots and spinach.

The potatoes looked good on the packaging, but how would they taste?  I was amazed.  I am a mashed potatoes connoisseur and let me assure you Simply Potatoes passes the test.   Why?  The biggest reason is that they are real potatoes.  No dried flakes.  Real potatoes in solid form.  That one fateful night in search of a quick meal has lead to a number of other nights with the exact same menu.  It is tasty and easy.  Just this past week……..

Doesn’t gravy make everything better?

If you are planning on having a large number of people for Thanksgiving or even if you are only hosting your immediate family a container of Simply Potatoes would be handy to have in the refrigerator.  Think of it as cheap insurance.  If you really want to fool them throw away the container and claim them as your own creation.  Your guest will think you are a mashed potato genius.

I recently tried the Garlic Mashed Potatoes from Simply Potatoes.  We love garlic at my house and these potatoes were outstanding.  I can’t find them as easily as the traditional mashed potatoes variety, but the next time I do, I’m going to snatch them up.

Interested in winning a year’s supply of Simply Potatoes?  Every month they select a new winner!  Check out all the details here.

One lucky Mama Report reader will win a free product coupon for a Simply Potatoes product of their choice!

Please use the Rafflecopter method provided below.

Winner will be verified.



I received the following product for review purposes, all opinions are my own.


  1. Thomas Gerber says

    Simply Potatoes compliment all meals easily.

  2. RaettigFamily says

    I have 3 kids under the age of 2…anything simple always helps!

  3. Tari Lawson says

    It can help me by taking my mind off one dish so I can put more effort into the main dish.

  4. A great easy side dish so I can focus on the entree.

  5. My girlfriend and I have a tiny kitchen in our apartment, so being able to make an easy side and focus on the main dish would be a great luxury!


  6. Aricka Anthony says

    In our family we baked,fried,mashed,scalloped and julienne. I hoping to try something new. Just like when you were a kid eating the same thing over and over just made you not want it any more. Having a little extra spice or chives make it different thank you simply potatoes. Thanks Aricka Anthony

  7. It’ll come in handy when I don’t feel like cooking everything from scratch.

  8. These are so easy to make and if I dont have enough for everyone -simple to make more

  9. Kimberly Schotz says

    It would be nice to have a easy delicious side dish

  10. Katherine D. says

    It will help cut down on prep time – no boiling and peeling potatoes!

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

  11. They can help me get dinner on the table a little quicker because they are an easy to make side dish.
    Thank you!

  12. Barbara Evans says

    I like the simplicity of using these.

  13. having prepared potatoes will certainly free me up to focus more on my love of baking. I love to bake and impress my guests with the delectable creations coming forth from my oven.

  14. Janna Johnson says

    they make hashbrown casserole faster
    Blogtacular contest! Thanks so much! Janna Johnson
    Janna@feedyourpig on GFC

  15. They will make it easy to have a quick delicious meal when I am pressed for time.

  16. Linda Lansford says

    this will add variety

  17. It is much quicker than making them from scratch

  18. Julie Lynn Bickham says

    It can speed up the cooking process! With 3 hungry kids this product can help me!

  19. I will make dinner a quicker process; home made mashed potatoes take forever!

  20. chantal cooper says

    With the holidays quickly approaching, I am too BUSY!
    anything that will help give me even 2 seconds back.. is a go for me!

    chantal cooper
    chantalgiardina (at)yahoo(dot)com

  21. This would just make it so much easier to get yummy mashed potatoes on the table

  22. It would be easy…

  23. quick yummy taters in minutes that the kids will eat

  24. crystle tellerday says

    mashed potatoes without the work

  25. they are so quick and easy, they really save time

  26. makes potatoes a complete non issue… they take so long to boil, need that burner!

  27. I could use the hash browns in making a breakfast dish.

  28. I love that you don’t have to spend a lot of time making these potatoes. More time to spend with your family!

  29. Simply potatoes are so easy to use that they make a quick meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I love that.

  30. Kristy Thiel says

    They assist me becuase I don’t have to make them from scratch, yet they taste homemade! Thanks for hosting!

  31. I use refridgerated potatoes for my son with special needs – loves them!

  32. Michelle Hayden says

    It will come in very handy now that my daughter is home from college…she is a potato junkie! I think she would eat potatoes at every meal if I made them 🙂 Thanks so much for the chance to win! (…my daughter thanks you, too)

  33. They would be quick to make.

  34. I work a lot of hours this time of year, so, it would make things easier to have a quick side dish that I just needed to warm up.

  35. it will be nice to not have to spend alot of time making them!

  36. Being a working mom, I need to find quick & easy, but nutritious meals for my family and Simply Potatoes is the answer!

  37. Simply Potatoes can be a nice backup for when I don’t have the time to make mashed potatoes from scratch. Thanks for sharing.

  38. megan cromes says

    i hope i win because this would help in preparing my everyday

  39. It can help me save time.

  40. It will help me save time because it is so quick and easy

  41. Carl Todasco says

    great dish…………

  42. This would save me time in the Kitchen!! And its almost lunch time and those photos are making me hungry!! 😉

  43. These would be really good with my favorite crock pot pot roast and some veggies for a quick meal.

  44. i love these potatoes make a great and easy side!

  45. Dana Hamant says

    I am a working mother of 3 with a husband who works even harder than I do. After driving the kids around from one lesson to another, I don’t always have time to make a long, home cooked meal. Simply Potatoes would help for those on-the-run meal nights.

  46. Linda Taylor says

    I love quick fix meals

  47. My family loves potatoes. Potatoes is a great side dish.

  48. I love making breakfast for dinner, so these potatoes are a great accompaniement

  49. ericka coello says

    simple and easy as my side dish

  50. steve fuller says

    So easy,even George W could make em

  51. It would be a quick side for the main course.

  52. any shortcut in the kitchen would be a tremendous help!

  53. They would help get meals on the table faster, giving me more time for other prep.

  54. Daniela Warrner says

    I love Simply Potatoes. I am a nursing student and a mother of two and very busy. Anything that tastes like homemade without the effort is good in my book 🙂

  55. BreeAnna McManus says


  56. It would cut time in meal prep and more time for family!

  57. Simply potatoes taste great, and they can help me save time on cooking and spend more time with my child.

  58. Perfect for Christmas dinner with my roommates!

  59. Laura Jacobson says

    When my back is acting up, this could really help pull together a decent meal!

  60. stephanie dewaide says

    i love how quick and easy it is

  61. I’d like to make a yummy hashbrown casserole and this would make it so easy!

  62. I love these potatoes, I put a little dill and butter in, its delicious!!!

  63. I love simply potatoes we use the hashbrown ones almost weekly

  64. Barbara Evans says

    quicker that peeling potatoes

  65. This is easy to make!

    Jenn from How to Make Hair Bows

  66. Russell Moore says

    Saving time with consistent quality.

  67. This would be great because I like to focus most of my time on making the main course, easy sides are best!

  68. A big time saver, allowing more time with family and friends.

  69. IT’s always hard to think of easy sides, so Simply Potatoes seems great.

  70. I would use this as a base for potato pancakes

  71. Simply Potatoes will make meals faster and easier!

  72. charlotte koll says

    an excellent side for any meat, fish or poultry.

  73. It will definetly save time when cooking for large crowds/parties

  74. These would make for an easy side dish when I need it.

  75. Shaunda Eppes says

    It will be quick and convenient

    Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

  76. It would be a convenient way to make potatoes

  77. anything that makes dinner quicker is a winner for me, just as long as it’s not expensive,and not bad for you!

  78. It will help out in a pinch when I need something quick.

  79. katklaw777 says

    It can help me get dinner on the table much faster!

  80. Desiree Dunbar says

    I’d like to use them in a casserole with potatoes, eggs, cheese, and ham.

  81. It can make my cooking alot faster.

  82. Susan Smith says

    It would cut time in meal prep and more time for family

  83. They help with cutting back time needed to cook. They are also very tasty.

  84. It’s always nice to have side dishes on hand that you can prepare quickly and easily.

  85. simply potatos would be a great side dish with some turkey gravy and sliced turkey

  86. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    These would be so much easier than peeling potatoes, especially when there are so many other things to do.

    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  87. Ann Marie Walker says

    It would be a great time saver for me, and make fixing dinner easier, I cook for a small army of 9 people. This would be great!

  88. Rebecca Peters says

    I will help me save time on peeling!

  89. kathy pease says

    these look delicious and very convenient and fast when pressed for time 🙂

  90. Britty Brannon says

    Sometimes my mom is not available to cook,so we have to find something on our own. This would be perfect to make for myself and my brother!

  91. James Coyne says

    They would make a quick side dish

  92. It would be nice to have a quick side dish from time to time! 🙂

  93. It would allow us to have a quick easy side dish.

  94. renee walters says

    Simply Potatoes compliment all meals! Happy holidays! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Renee Walters

  95. Now that I am cooking for one, these potatoes would be perfect. Thanks for the contest

  96. Deborah Wallin says

    Win I walk in the door after work, my kids bombard me with what’s for supper, they are starving. This product will help get supper on the table faster.

  97. Lucy Schwartz says

    Simply Potatoes is quick, tasty and will save prep time.

  98. I’m a potato-holic so an easy way to add potatoes to my meals would make life easier.


  99. Deborah Wellenstein says

    I won’t have to worry about what kind of potato I will be serving!

    dwellenstein at cox dot net

  100. This would help make weeknight meals a breeze!

  101. crystal l allen says

    simply potatoes would add a nice variety to our meal and save me lots of time clallen at ntin dot net

  102. so easy, so good.

  103. misty rummell says

    this would help me so much it would save my fingers from peeling potatoes

  104. barbara hunt says

    Thanks for the great contest!

  105. Kortney Picker says

    This would definitely making preparing supper for my family easier, which would be great right now since I have a 1 month old and she needs something every moment of the day 🙂

  106. Simply Potatoes can assist in ny own fall meal planning with quick and easy sides

  107. I love potatoes!!!

  108. It would be one less thing to worry about in the rush!

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