Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes (Oamc)
photo by gailanng
- Ready In:
- 1hr 40mins
- 5 lbs any potatoes
- 1 egg
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1 pinch paprika
- ASSEMBLY DIRECTIONS:.
- Peel and quarter potatoes.
- Place the potatoes in a saucepan and cover completely with water.
- Bring to a boil, then gently cook until tender.
- Drain well.
- In a large bowl, combine potatoes, cream cheese, egg, garlic powder and salt.
- Mash well by hand or with and electric mixer.
- Spoon potatoes into spray-treated or greased 3 quart casserole or 9x13 pan.
- Drizzle or brush melted butter over potatoes.
- Sprinkle with paprika for color if desired.
- FREEZING AND COOKING:.
- Label and freeze in freezer bags.
- TO SERVE:.
- Thaw completely.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes until the top is golden.
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.
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.
These were very good. To make these for freezing, I don't think I'd use less than 10 pounds of potatoes (doubling the recipe), but I don't think I'd do more than that at one time either. I was able to double the recipe without it really being any trouble, but I think if I had tried to make more than 10 pounds of potatoes at once, it would have been too much on time and clean up. As it was, doubling the recipe didn't really take too much longer, and the clean-up was about the same as if I hadn't doubled it. The best part is that I now have TWICE as many yummy potatoes in the freezer for when I want them!
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