Creamy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes Recipe
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Creamy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Creamy mashed potatoes get even better when topped with a savory trio of cheese, onions and bacon. Plus, these potatoes offer make-ahead appeal. —JoAnn Koerkenmeier, Damiansville, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 3 pounds potatoes (about 9 medium), peeled and cubed
  • 6 bacon strips, chopped
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 green onions, chopped

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 419 calories, 24g fat (15g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 544mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 11g protein


  1. Place potatoes in a Dutch oven; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain.
  3. Drain potatoes; return to pan. Mash potatoes, gradually adding cream cheese, sour cream and butter. Stir in milk and seasonings. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; sprinkle with cheese, green onions and bacon. Refrigerate, covered, up to 1 day.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°. Remove potatoes from refrigerator and let stand while oven heats. Bake, uncovered, 40-50 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes in Taste of Home February/March 2011, p31

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Reviewed Mar. 19, 2016

"Delicious and pretty simple to put together. Throw it in a disposable pan and there is no clean up the day you eat it. I melted the butter and cream cheese and heated the milk before adding to the potato."

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015

"How many fantastics can a recipe get? Add one more! Such a hit at thanksgiving dinner. Will be making for holiday dinners, potlucks, etc. i used low fat sour cream and cream cheese, and it was still delicious!"

Reviewed Nov. 20, 2015

"This is excellent! wonderful taste! Best mashed potatoes recipe. Will be making time and time again."

Reviewed Nov. 17, 2015

"This is so delicious. Love that I can make it the day before!"

Reviewed Nov. 16, 2015

"I have been making this for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and lots of other special occasions. It is so delicious! Everyone loves this! I keep several copies in my recipe binders so that I will not be without it. Thanks for this wonderful recipe!"

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