Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

These potatoes are so creamy! I received the recipe from a friend at work. Cooking time includes both boiling and baking. Add 30 minutes standing time, if you refrigerate before baking.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place potatoes in a saucepan; add water to cover and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  2. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat to medium and simmer for 25 minutes or until pototoes are tender.
  3. Drain.
  4. Peel potatoes; place in a large mixing bowl, and mash with a potato masher.
  5. Add 2 tablespoons butter, cream cheese, sour cream, milk and 3/4 teaspoon salt.
  6. Mix until all ingredients are blended.
  7. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 12X8X2-inch baking dish.
  8. Brush top of mixture with melted butter; sprinkle with paprika.
  9. Bake immediately, or cover and refrigerate.
  10. If refrigerated, let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking.
  11. Bake at 350F, uncovered for 30 minutes or until hot.
Most Helpful

A wonderful recipe. To keep help warm up prepared potatoes, place in crockpot and set on low to keep warm or place on high to heat up quickly. A nice way to keep potatoes warm.

Audrey M November 23, 2002

What incredible flavor these potatoes have. All our guests raved about them at Christmas Dinner. The only change I made was to peel the potatoes before cooking them. I saved a taste for friends who were dropping in the next day and heated it in the microwave. They also loved them and wanted the recipe, so I emailed your page to them. YUM!YUM!

roslan December 27, 2002

Kim, this was a perfect potato dish to choose for my 9/11 memorial dinner. I doubled the recipe and made two pans the day before. These potatoes stayed nice and creamy, as if I had made them at the last minute! This will be the mashed potato recipe I turn to when making big holiday meals from now on!

yooper September 12, 2002

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