Make Ahead Ranch Mashed Potatoes

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Just pop them in the oven! No last minute preparation or dirty pans. To save time you can reheat the potatoes in a microwave. Cook on High 15-20 minutes stirring 3 times. Cooking time includes reheating.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In 3-quart saucepan, cover potatoes with water.
  2. and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer 20 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender, drain.
  4. Combine 3/4 cup milk and ranch dressing mix.
  5. Mash the potatoes gradually adding the milk mix.
  6. Stir in the sour cream and spoon the potatoes into a 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
  7. Pour 1/4 cup milk over the potatoes, dot with butter, cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  8. To serve, bake the potatoes (uncovered) at 400°F.
  9. for 20 minutes.
  10. Stir and bake another 25-30 minutes or until heated through.


Most Helpful

Outstanding! Outstanding! What more can I say but thank you!

Audrey M September 28, 2003

So easy! I loved that I could make it ahead of time and I even tripled the batch to feed three families. Still turned out great! Thanks for a keeper.

PamperedP July 21, 2009

Very tasty potatoes! I love how you can make them a few hours or the day before. I was a little worried at first that they were going to be a bit runny, they turned out great though! Thanks so much! get well soon! Made for Cook-A-Thon for Lorac

Proud Veteran's wife July 20, 2008

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