Make-Ahead Potatoes Recipe
Make-Ahead Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Make-Ahead Potatoes Recipe

Read Reviews
5 9 19
Publisher Photo
There's no need to slave away making mashed potatoes at the last minute, not when this creamy, comforting potato side dish is so handy to prepare well in advance. Plus, it's an easy dish for people to serve themselves and it looks so appealing on a buffet. -Margaret Twitched, Danbury, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 1 hour
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 10 large potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • Paprika

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 262 calories, 16g fat (10g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 226mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein


  1. Place potatoes in a Dutch oven or large kettle; cover with water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  2. Drain potatoes and place in a bowl; mash. Add sour cream, cream cheese, 4 tablespoons butter, onion and salt; stir until smooth and the cream cheese and butter are melted. Spread in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
  3. Melt the remaining butter; drizzle over the potatoes. Sprinkle with paprika. Refrigerate or bake immediately, covered, at 350° for 40 minutes; uncover and bake 20 minutes longer. If potatoes are made ahead and refrigerated, let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Make-Ahead Potatoes in Taste of Home December/January 1998, p33

Reviews for Make-Ahead Potatoes

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2014

"Delicious flavor, wonderful with gravy!"

Reviewed Apr. 21, 2014

"This recipe finds it's way to my table time after time!!"

Reviewed Apr. 1, 2014

"My family loves these potatoes! I make them often for holidays and it is so great to make them the night before and just heat the next day!"

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2012

"These potatoes are awesome. My family and I love them. I like that you can make them the day before and just heat in oven."

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2010

"I've been making these delicious mashed potatoes for years. Not only are they yummy, but you are not mashing potatoes while your guests wait."

Loading Image