Refrigerator Potatoes (Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes)

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 45 mins

These potatoes are delicious. I think they are great when for Thanksgiving when there are so many other things that need to be done in the kitchen you really don't need the added burden of mashing potatoes. These may be made up to 1 week ahead! Note: Prep time includes cook time for boiling potatoes

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and cook potatoes.
  2. Drain well and mash until smooth.
  3. Add cream cheese, sour cream, seasonings and butter.
  4. Beat with hand mixer until smooth and fluffy.
  5. Place in lightly greased casserole dish.
  6. Dot with more butter.
  7. Refrigerate until ready to bake.
  8. Bake at 350 until heated through (about 30-45 min.).


Most Helpful

OK - I wanted to make mashed potatoes ahead for Thanksgiving, so tried these a few weeks ago. Delicious. I also froze some to try them out. Reheated in the microwave, stirred well, and could not believe how good. So....I cooked 30 POUNDS of potatoes, mixed in several batches, and froze them in Ziploc bags. I laid them flat in the freezer, and marked them. Sure enough, on Thanksgiving, my son said, "These are the best mashed potatoes you have ever made", so I handed him a couple of bags to take home to enjoy! A Thanksgiving regular recipe in my house now. Thanks for sharing.

Viclynn November 30, 2010

This recipe is an old standard at our house; made as everyday fare or fancy company dinners. It's an easy travelling potato dish and make-ahead recipe, enjoyed by everyone who tastes its complementary flavors. I sprinkle a bit of paprika on top for added color.

ladyfingers December 28, 2010

Excellent. I make something every similar during the Holidays. I liked the addition of the sour cream. Something you can't enjoy very often, but is always a crowd pleaser. I made 1/2 the recipe for the 2 of us with left-overs for my son to take home tomorrow. Thanks for sharing. :)

~Nimz~ December 16, 2010

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