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Classic Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes Recipe
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Classic Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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This light holiday staple saves time on Christmas day. No more frantically whipping the potatoes while hungry family and guests hang around the kitchen! —Marty Rummel, Trout Lake, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 large egg whites, beaten
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 220 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 316mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. Place potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  2. In a large bowl, mash potatoes with cream cheese. Combine the egg whites, sour cream, onion powder, salt and pepper; stir into potatoes until blended. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Drizzle with butter. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Cover and bake 50 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until a thermometer reads 160°. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each)
Originally published as Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes in Taste of Home October/November 2009, p41


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julesinmd User ID: 7135098 257505
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2016

"I made these mashed potatoes on the day before Thanksgiving. The only change was that I mashed them with a mixer. The potatoes came out a bit chunky but they were quite good. I think next time I would add some milk when I'm mixing them. I did add milk when I served the leftovers a couple of days later, and that improved the consistency."

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Sarah User ID: 8973903 257158
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2016

"You people do realize you are supposed to take your turkey out to rest on the counter for 30-60 minutes? Perfect time to throw your potatoes in the oven."

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JBDKF User ID: 8269267 256405
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2016

"The easiest way that we've found to reheat mashed potatoes and it doesn't take up oven space, is to put the potatoes in a glass bowl and put them oven simmering water (double boiler style). They turn out nice and moist. After making the potatoes put them in the same bowl that you'll use to warm them up. Simple clean up."

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gryph44 User ID: 4480770 256085
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2016

"I make something similar but heat them up in a crockpot, works great and doesn't take up any oven room"

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cindiak User ID: 221828 255347
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2016

"They turned out pretty good, although I barely had enough room in the oven for them and the turkey."

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lurky27 User ID: 1251896 246144
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2016

"This recipe was so-so. There are many other mashed potato recipes on this website that are really much better. Quite time consuming for not much deliciousness.

- Theresa"

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bojuto User ID: 395877 238304
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2015

"I tried this for the first time. It was so easy and they tasted great. It was so nice to have one less item to try and get ready on Thanksgiving day"

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MurphyNJ User ID: 7103738 238261
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2015

"Made these for Thanksgiving and my 8 adult dinner guests almost finished them! I made them exactly as directed using the oven, not a crockpot. Much easier than preparing and mashing potatoes on Thanksgiving morning. Not to mention the pan and other utensils used for prep are all cleaned up already. I will make these again."

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miller.linda User ID: 4619498 236339
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2015

"I do my potatoes earlier in the day then I put mine in the a crock pot on warm setting...frees up oven and stove top..."

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birba User ID: 144386 236335
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2015

"I think it defeats the purpose of making the potatoes ahead of time if you have to use precious oven space to heat them up. But it does look like a great recipe!"

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