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Freezer Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Freezer Mashed Potatoes Recipe

If you’ve ever reheated leftover mashed potatoes and been disappointed with the result, you’ll welcome this recipe from Jessie Fortune of Pocahontas, Arkansas. “There’s just my husband Joel and me, so I like to make these potatoes ahead and use as I need them…without the dirty pans and all the fuss of mashing them,” says Jessie. The oven-baked mashed potatoes keep their flavor and creamy texture even after reheating, so you won’t feel like you’re serving leftovers. Although the recipe calls for reheating in the oven, you can also use your microwave. Simply cook 2-3 minutes on high, stirring twice.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + freezing Bake: 30 min. YIELD:14 servings


  • 5 pounds potatoes (about 9 large), peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  • 2. In a large bowl, mash potatoes with butter. Beat in the sour cream, cream cheese, onion powder, salt and pepper. Transfer 1-1/2 cups to a 2-cup baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through.
  • 3. Cool remaining mashed potatoes. Freeze in 1-1/2-cup portions for up to 6 months.
  • 4. To use frozen potatoes: Thaw in the refrigerator. Bake as directed. Yield: 14 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 195 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 173mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.

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Jammer72 User ID: 3508059 258019
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2016

"I want to make these ahead of time for Christmas dinner. Can I successfully freeze the entire recipe in a covered glass or aluminum disposable pan? Separating into smaller portions would not make a good presentation IMO."

hbaseley User ID: 3311639 239775
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2015

"This is so easy and so good I can't imagine making mashed potatoes any other way! Since we are a family of four I freeze in 3 cup "packs". This time I upped the onion powder a bit and also added 1/2 tsp.of seasoning salt. Great recipe, thanks for sharing!"

BuckFamily User ID: 8346388 225241
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2015

"I'd like to try these for my daughter's wedding. Can they be reheated in a large cooker instead of the over or microwave? Would I have to do anything special so they don't get dried out? How long would you suggest and at what temperature?"

Dellast User ID: 4180994 224108
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2015

"It works and they are very good. I have made as directed and also using cottage cheese in place of the sour cream and cream cheese with the same results but diet friendlier. It is just my husband and I so I make and freeze in portions. I use the paper trays you can buy for quick bread. Cover with parchment paper and put in freezer bag. I take out in the morning, then bake with whatever is in the oven or microwave. Make once and eat for days."

shortbreadlover User ID: 960739 223331
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015

"i hate warmed over mashed potatoes so i was rather afraid to try this recipe. but to my surprise, they were great. i plan to make a batch to add to homemade frozen dinners"

hunter6295 User ID: 1021074 160559
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2012

"I was very leery about freezing potatoes. I pulled a batch out of the freezer when I had company and got really nervous when I started to heat them in the microwave. They were very watery! However I kept heating them for a couple minutes at a time and gave them a stir. In the end they thickened up and were fabulous! My guest didn't even know they were frozen. I'm making my third batch now."

hunter6295 User ID: 1021074 106856
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2012

"I was leery about freezing potatoes but they tasted just as fresh as the day I made them. I work long hours and it is really nice to have my daughter grab frozen meals out of the freezer and have them ready by the time I get home."

Sweetums5 User ID: 1470993 153386
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"I have made this recipe for years but never realized that the potatoes could be frozen in smaller batches. The potatoes taste like the twice-baked ones you get at restaurants and the beauty of the dish is they hold up very well when gravy is poured on them."

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