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Creamy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Creamy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds potatoes (about 9 medium), peeled and cubed
  • 6 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, chopped
  • 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

Directions

  • 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, covered, about 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes more, or until heated through. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional Facts

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

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Sfcollins User ID: 7951672 257315
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2016

"One of my favorites, very good with or without bacon and cheese."

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tsuop User ID: 6274346 256782
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2016

"I only made 1 change I eliminated the onion, I felt the garlic was enough. Yummo!! I did use light cream cheese & sour cream, no one noticed : ))"

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Brossi User ID: 8526235 253098
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2016

"This was YUMMY! My husband couldn't get enough of it! Loved the flavour - rich and cheesy. It may not be so good for the waistline but we loved it, although I did use lite cream cheese and lite sour cream. 10/10. Thanks for a great recipe which we will definitely be having again."

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aug2295 User ID: 4631582 245675
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."

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Chasexjackorg User ID: 8638460 238490
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!"

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sunnyskys User ID: 5025950 237745
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2015

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

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cindiak User ID: 221828 237552
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2015

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

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changde User ID: 7168013 237508
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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Sillyman1 User ID: 1306631 224983
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2015

"This is a fantastic go to recipe for family dinners!"

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Colebernadette User ID: 8061196 219891
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2015

"Loved it"

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sd20 User ID: 5560294 216929
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

"Very good!"

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blmstout User ID: 5379474 122666
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2014

"I love this recipe. For Thanksgiving, I left off the bacon and substituted shredded Parm instead of cheddar."

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justmbeth User ID: 1196484 176842
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2014

"Very good! On the rich side."

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MapleDrive User ID: 7334859 115330
Reviewed Oct. 2, 2014

"These are by far the best mashed potatoes ever. I make them without the toppings (but with the cheese mixed in) for everyday meals, and the bacon, cheese and green onion toppings are perfect for holidays. The balance of the dairy products and seasonings is perfect, and ingredients are simple and usually on hand. They are even better reheated!"

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creativedolan User ID: 4465854 194059
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2014

"OMG, amazing!! Definitely making this again!"

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tracie0574 User ID: 6908450 176771
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2014

"These potatoes are an amazing hit with the family and very easy to make."

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gld2bmom User ID: 7191733 176888
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2014

"Amazing mashed potatoes - creamy and full of flavor! The bacon, green onions, and cheese make these mashed potatoes extra special!"

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KapaluaPrincess User ID: 6515781 194057
Reviewed Feb. 12, 2014

"What a great find! I made this for my adult kids and husband. They all agreed that THIS must be our "go to" potato recipe. I have to agree with them! So many flavors and spices make this a winner."

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ehadlington User ID: 5931937 182045
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"I started by making half of the recipe (as there were only 3 of us eating) and we all wished I'd made a full recipe. Unbelievable delicious and definitely a favourite!"

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StMA User ID: 114800 193851
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2013

"I made this last Christmas and family loved it. . I am planning on making it again this year. It's the best make - ahead mashed potato recipe I have made."

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butterfly3gayle User ID: 3267063 192918
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

"Made these for our family Christmas and they were a huge hit!"

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Wildehome User ID: 243609 182043
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

"I don't like potatoes - but I love this dish! It was a hit at Thanksgiving for all!"

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Igig73 User ID: 7223763 176770
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

"Made this for Thanksgiving for 11 Guest and got nothing but RAVES fromALL !!"

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Sheryl76 User ID: 7496915 190358
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2013

"Family love's it"

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2messy User ID: 3564704 194054
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"This dish has become a "regular" in our family. WONDERFUL! I add a chopped onion and use an entire package of bacon on the top. :-)"

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moneycakes User ID: 5861720 176881
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2013

"excellent excellent great for pot luck, will definitely make again"

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jacks5155 User ID: 7298701 131346
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2013

"Very good"

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wizzerruf User ID: 6239658 114046
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2013

"Everyone loved this , so I will keep on making this one for sure."

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mathewgirl User ID: 6829746 190355
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2013

"Made these once for a funeral dinner at my church. Now is my "must bring" every time. People practically lick the pan!"

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Diane429 User ID: 6944168 176880
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2012

"Took this dish to my brothers for Christmas & every single person RAVED about it. I'm sure that it will be one of the top requested dishes for me to make from now on."

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iteach5 User ID: 6124838 123914
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2012

"Wow! I made these for our Christmas family get-together Dec. 23, and they were a big hit! I didn't have the sour cream on hand, but I substituted 1/2 cup extra milk. I also used a little less seasoning (garlic and onion powders). When baked, they puffed up so light and creamy. A winner for family gatherings!"

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MarcyC48 User ID: 2794696 109103
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2012

"This was absolutely delicious! Everyone in my family one love it! Going to try it out at a senior's potluck tonight. I just KNOW they will fall in love with this also!"

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Villalou User ID: 1733728 113998
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2012

"This is something i will definitely try, my husband and kids love mashed potatoes and everything that were added in this recipe will make them love it more."

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NeNe5519 User ID: 2705372 194051
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2012

"OHHHH MY MY MY - These are Wonderful... seemed like a lot of ingrediants but well worth all of it..."

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Ashleyktle User ID: 5535969 176765
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2012

"THIS IS A GREAT DISH. IT CAN BE MADE AHEAD OF TIME AND BAKED BEFORE SERVING."

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fralor User ID: 1123748 194050
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"Wonderful being able to prepare this recipe ahead of time. Thought it would be a little dry, but no, it was perfect. My husband, who isn't a mashed potato eater, thought it was great."

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santosdebbie2010 User ID: 5528839 192912
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2012

"love this recipe easy and yummy!!"

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tam-tam44 User ID: 6783889 109101
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2012

"So yummy!!! I don't even particularily love mashed potatoes, but I would definitely make these over and over again."

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TahitiTan User ID: 2681272 109071
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2012

"A serving takes up most of a day's calories, but they are worth it."

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jenniemsrich User ID: 1772477 212184
Reviewed May. 20, 2012

"I made a few changes to this recipe and we loved it!! I halved the amounts called for the following.....cream cheese, sour cream, butter, milk, and the seasonings."

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rudylenak User ID: 3071215 123910
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2012

"My family loved it"

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jforth User ID: 5752537 131344
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2012

"These potatoes are delicious, even if they are loaded with calories! I really like that they can be made the day before you need them. This recipe serves a crowd; I'd say more than 10 servings."

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KimMancuso User ID: 2951000 122665
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2012

"I've made these a couple of times already, and they are excellent. My kids love them. Thinking of making these today, for Easter. These are great for the holidays when you need to get a few menu items done ahead of time, and can just heat them through before serving. Love them!"

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Jo0219 User ID: 6243192 182042
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2012

"I first made this recipe for our family owned and operated restaurant located in Kansas for our Christmas Party in 2011. Since then whenever we have a family get together this is the first recipe that I am requested to make. I cannot wait to make these for my son who lives in California. He loves potatoes!! I would like to personally Thank Amanda Sauer, of University, Missouri for sharing this wonderful recipe. THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!"

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selias User ID: 281817 149085
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2012

"I've made this a few times,,, always turns out great,, everyone loves it!!!

I would make this again for sure!!"

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selias User ID: 281817 176764
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2012

"This is an awesome recipe,,,, made it three times now,, and always got rave reviews!!!"

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karmcca User ID: 6574999 113996
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2012

"This recipe was just FANTASTIC! I used 1/2 & 1/2 instead of 2% milk. Rich,creamy,great tasting and easy to make!!"

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MouseladyinTX User ID: 1145472 192910
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2012

"Made this many times. It is so delicous. A favorite for sure."

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MrsOrganized User ID: 5188799 109069
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012

"This is a wonderful recipe. Very pretty too. Thank you so much for sharing with us."

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selias User ID: 281817 115328
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2012

"Made this for company this weekend....got rave reviews!!! Will make it again for sure!!"

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selias User ID: 281817 212183
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2012

"Sounds great! Can't wait to try it!! If the oven is busy,, has anyone heated this in the microwave??"

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Sparklemea User ID: 6443498 182040
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2012

"Very good, I forgot the sour cream and didn't miss it. Used low fat milk, cheese and cream cheese and it was still great."

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wsedgwick User ID: 1656424 212182
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"Served these for Christmas dinner yesterday and they were a HUGE hit! Loved being able to make these the day before, then heat before dinner. Added some extra cheese right into the potato mixture, too...yum!"

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ButterLovingGirl User ID: 2638029 149083
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2011

"Lots of whining last Easter when I said, "Sorry, no gravy." This recipe shut them up quick. So delicious it should be against the law!"

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veggiemama User ID: 4640590 113992
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"Wonderful potatoes!"

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pschube User ID: 2658481 109065
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2011

"HEARTY AND DELICIOUS!"

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RhondaK65 User ID: 1616735 192909
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2011

"Delicious! I cut the fat by using light cream cheese and sour cream and skim milk. Also skipped the onions."

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SoCalGirlinTX User ID: 4910071 115327
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2011

"OMG this is my family's brand new favorite recipe!!!!"

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bzdz1128 User ID: 2029232 109059
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2011

"This is now a new family favorite!!!"

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New Recipe Night! User ID: 5861696 131340
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2011

"Anything with bacon & potatoes is a winner!!! This is a keeper!!!"

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parksville User ID: 1598935 194045
Reviewed May. 29, 2011 Edited Sep. 30, 2014

"These are easy and very, very good. You can prepare them a day ahead then pop in the oven when ready to cook. We will definitely keep them on the top 10 list in our house."

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Amothy User ID: 5823422 149081
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"Made these for Easter. AMAZING! Definitely is going into the "definitely make again" file"

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retiredcookie2000 User ID: 788073 123908
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2011

"This is definitely a keeper. Served this as part of our Easter dinner and everyone loved it!"

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Joy Lang User ID: 5929488 176872
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2011

"Very Yummy"

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tbardella User ID: 5338859 176871
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2011

"Wonderful! Made a double batch and they were gone!!! Huge hit!"

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Aima User ID: 5892569 113991
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2011

"Make a double recipe and take it to the potluck. It will be gone before you get through the line!"

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Christina Holzmeister User ID: 5888342 176869
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2011

"I have made this for our Church and my family. Everyone that has had it, LOVE IT!!!"

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reallygood User ID: 5875696 192908
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"Ooops, that's Neufchatel!"

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reallygood User ID: 5875696 115325
Reviewed Mar. 13, 2011

"We made this w/Nufchatel,Light Sour Cream & reduced fat cheddar cheese. Yummy!"

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Ginico User ID: 5792205 194044
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2011

"I made this for a small church dinner group (6), I found that I needed to add additional milk to get the potatoes creamy. I had some leftovers, so I put them in the food processor, added a tablespoon of flour and 1 egg and made potatoe pancakes. The cheese, bacon,onion topping ground up throughout the potatoes gave the pancakes a really unique flavor - very good!"

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Rebson User ID: 1526542 113979
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2011

"These were the best mashed potatoes I've ever had. I halved the recipe and it worked fine. Will definitely be making these again and again."

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chocolatecherry User ID: 5830520 113970
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2011

"This recipe went very well with the Italian Spiral Meatloaf. I used a box of Idaho Potatoes instead and I forgot to put the cream cheese and it still was the best textured mashed potatoes I ever made. I also only seasoned my potatoes with salt and pepper. I don't think I'll ever eat plain mashed potatoes again. Thank You!"

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BNavarro0331 User ID: 5356128 194043
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2011

"This was wonderful!! I made it for my parents on monday and we loved it so much when my husband came home Saturday i made it again and we all had it again!"

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GFEZ6 User ID: 2837696 131339
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2011

"These potatoes are wonderful. I cut the recipe in half for my son and I. I will definitely make these again. This recipe is a keeper."

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misti0379 User ID: 2807418 122664
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"These were DELICIOUS! I will definitely make these again and again!!"

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Moosiemom User ID: 432474 212181
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2011

"I made this recipe for company and had many compliments on the flavor as well as the presentation of the dish. Absolutely loved it!"

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Sandy_Dandy User ID: 5804839 115318
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2011

"Fantastic potatoes."

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D. Woodring User ID: 5802198 212180
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2011

"Great recipe!! Easy to make ahead, and we have plenty leftover for tomorrow night's side dish. My family of 5 loved it...especially my kids and they are very picky. It is very rich...I did use skim milk, but may try to use light sour cream and light cream cheese next time to lower the fat content a little. Definitely not something I will make all the time, but it was a real treat. Thanks Amanda."

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