Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes Recipe
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Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes Recipe

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Remember whipping up potatoes at the last minute before holiday meals? Never again! These are the most delicious mashed spuds we've ever tasted - but best of all, you can make them the day before the feast.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + chilling Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 50 min. + chilling Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced chives, optional
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 247 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 359 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place the potatoes in a large saucepan 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, beat cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Add potatoes; beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the butter, salt, paprika, pepper and chives if desired. Spoon into a greased 2-1/2-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 10 minutes, stirring once. Stir in milk. Microwave 5 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 12 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2006, p44

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 247 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 359 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 17, 2013

Great recipe... It was so nice to make ahead and have ready for Thanksgiving dinner!! So fluffy and creamy; will absolutely make again.

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Reviewed Nov. 21, 2012

Restaurant quality - reminds me of a steakhouse version of mashed potatoes I've had. They're light and creamy texture, lots of flavor in each bite!

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Reviewed Jun. 12, 2011

Good recipe to use at holiday time or for any special meal. I tried DianaNC's suggestion to use the crock pot, but found 5-6 hrs is too long - the potatoes were starting to get too dried out. Maybe she used a 3 qt pot - I used a 5. Next time I'll decrease the time. Excellent!

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Reviewed Dec. 27, 2010

Super, Super, Super! My family loved these mashed potatoes to eat, and I loved making them ahead of time, and reheating in the microwave. Will definitely be making this again!

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Reviewed Nov. 20, 2010

I have made these for years and they are wonderful. I have made them up to 5 days ahead and they stay fresh. Put in crockpot on low 5 to 6 hrs with a pat of butter on top the morning of the feast.

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