Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes (Oamc)

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 40 mins

You'll love having this side dish handy. Recipe makes 7 cups of mashed potatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  2. Peel and quarter potatoes.
  3. Place the potatoes in a saucepan and cover completely with water.
  4. Bring to a boil, then gently cook until tender.
  5. Drain well.
  6. In a large bowl, combine potatoes, cream cheese, egg, garlic powder and salt.
  7. Mash well by hand or with and electric mixer.
  8. Spoon potatoes into spray-treated or greased 3 quart casserole or 9x13 pan.
  9. Drizzle or brush melted butter over potatoes.
  10. Sprinkle with paprika for color if desired.
  12. Label and freeze in freezer bags.
  13. TO SERVE:.
  14. Thaw completely.
  15. Bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes until the top is golden.
Most Helpful

These are the best! I doubled the recipe when my husband came into a great deal on 10#s of potatoes. Then I froze some in zipper bags and some in 6 oz glass dishes. Once frozen, I popped them out of the dishes and into zipper bags, so we could cook individual portions. Great for teenagers with wacky schedules.

5 5

I am so glad I found this recipe. We just think they are great! I make only slight changes due to personal preferences. # 1, after potatoes have cooked and drained, I put them back into pot and throw a linen towel over them and set the pot on a burner set on low so the potatoes dry out and steam to fluffy goodness. After that I use a potato ricer before whipping. We do not like lumps in our mashies. #2, I use more butter and season a little heavier. Thank you so much for a wonderful idea.

5 5

We really enjoyed this - I did add 1/2 cup milk to the recipe to make it creamier. As somebody else said, it seemed more like a baked potato texture until I added the milk. I have some in the freezer for future dinners. This is great for a working mom!

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