Make Your Mashed Potato Recipe Ahead of Time!

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

Here is an easy fix to the hectic scramble to get your holiday meal on the table- One lady said she even freezes the potatoes in single serving baggies for med-week meals. BTW- I just invested in an OXO potato ricer after seeing Lydia cook Italian style potatoes- love it! (Riced potatoes & a little olive oil) It also wrings out cooked spinach!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil water, add peeled potatoes cut into large chunks, cook and drain.
  2. Mash or use a ricer. Add a teaspoon of lemon juice or white vinegar to help keep the potatoes from oxidizing and let them cool then cover tightly and refrigerate.
  3. Reheat (microwave, crock pot, oven, stovetop) till slightly warm and then add in the liquids (milk, chicken broth, even a little water to rehydrate can work).
  4. Source: Idaho Potato Commission.


Most Helpful

Easy and convenient! Wish I had this recipe long ago! The potatoes reheated perfectly in the microwave. DH is so happy! Thanks for sharing!

Mama's Kitchen (Hope) November 29, 2011

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