Make-Ahead Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

"These three-cheese mashed potatoes can be made up to two days ahead up to the point of baking. I adapted the original recipe to make it a little healthier. They are convenient and delicious."
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Ready In:
1hr 25mins




  • Place potatoes in a 6-qt saucepan; add enough water to cover potatoes. Heat to boiling over high heat; reduce heat to medium. Cook uncovered 15 to 18 minutes or until tender; drain. Mash potatoes in saucepan with potato masher or elecric mixer on low speed.
  • Meanwhile, in medium bowl, beat cream cheese, cheddar cheese and parmesan cheese with elecric mixer on low speed until smooth. Beat in sour cream and garlic salt.
  • Heat oven to 350. Stir cheese mixture into mashed potatoes until well blended. If potatoes are too still, stir in milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency. Spoon into ungreased 13X9 inch glass baking dish.
  • (If not baking right away, cover and refrigerate. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before ready to bake and then bake as directed.).
  • Bake uncovered 35 to 40 minutes or until hot and top is lightly browned. Sprinkle with paprika and chives.

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  1. I made these for Christmas dinner with a prime rib for friends and family and they were really good. I will certainly make these again! Thank you!
  2. This is great! Made it for a pot luck at work (skipped all the low fat stuff and went with regular), and I know it says it serves 24, but 10 hungry guys finished it off as a side with a turkey dinner!
  3. These potatoes are the best! I even forgot the parmesan cheese, and the taste was wonderful. I used fat free sour cream, and the lower fat cream cheese, and it didn't seem to affect the taste at all, so creamy and good! I put the potatoes in a greased crock pot, and cooked on low for about 3 hours. Thanks for a great recipe that I'll be using again. Hazeleyes


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