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InstaMash is a food item found in Fallout: New Vegas.


InstaMash is packaged in a white box with blue highlights. It appears to be a form of instant potatoes.

Eating this foodstuff restores 5 Hit Points, but also gives out a small dose of radiation in return. In Hardcore mode it will also eliminate 25 points from Starvation.

It is a required ingredient for making a caravan lunch.

Survival skill effect

SkillEffectHardcore effect
10+1 Hit Points for 5s-30 Starvation 
20+1 Hit Points for 5s-35 Starvation 
30+1 Hit Points for 5s-40 Starvation 
40+1 Hit Points for 5s-45 Starvation 
50+2 Hit Points for 5s-50 Starvation 
60+2 Hit Points for 5s-55 Starvation 
70+2 Hit Points for 5s-60 Starvation 
80+2 Hit Points for 5s-65 Starvation 
90+2 Hit Points for 5s-70 Starvation 
100+3 Hit Points for 5s-75 Starvation 
Note: Radiation is not affected by Survival skill level.




InstaMash heals half as much as a stimpak with a high Survival skill.