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Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

 Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes
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.
12 ServingsPrep: 50 min. + chilling Cook: 15 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 247 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 359 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.