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Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Make ahead mashed potatoes are delicious and super easy.

You asked for it and I’m sharing it! The now famous recipe for make ahead mashed potatoes. Perfect for the holidays or any time you want to add mashed potatoes to a meal.

This mashed potato recipe is the one I get more requests for than any other around the holidays, but my family love them any time of year. And it’s no wonder this potato recipe is a winner.

If you’re tired of being stressed out mashing potatoes at the last minute for your family dinner or a big holiday feast, try this new way of preparing Mashed Potatoes that will bring you kudos!

And as always, remember that it’s not just about the food, but who shares it with you. So don’t worry about everything having to be perfect, just give those you love a big hug and thank the Lord for your many blessings. If you know of someone who may otherwise be spending the holiday alone, give them a call to share your holiday table. That’s the real meaning of a family meal.


This frees up the cook from last minute cooking and mashing!

4 – 5 pounds potatoes, peeled or not, cut up and cooked until tender
8 oz. cream cheese, chunked up and softened (can use cream cheese with chives if desired)
1 cup sour cream
Salt and pepper to taste
Butter or margarine

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes – Made with Idaho Bakers

Mash potatoes and add cream cheese and sour cream, blending well.

Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour into greased 9×13 casserole, Cover and refrigerate up to two days. Bring to room temperature and preheat oven to 350 or 375 degrees. Dot with butter and lightly tent casserole with foil. Bake until heated through, about 50 minutes or so.

HEALTHY POTATO ALTERNATIVE: To lower fat, use fat free cream cheese and fat free sour cream. Use a butter substitute.

Rita’s Tips
The best potatoes for mashing are baking potatoes. They have high starch and low moisture making them the perfect spud for these make ahead mashed potatoes.

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes are great for entertaining any time.

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  1. Marcella Hessig

    do you have any recipes for sugar free candy?

  2. Kelly Ausman

    Hi Rita,

    I met you at the Felicity library just over a week ago. I’m the one that owns the new gluten-free bakery/restaurant in Felicity. I am very interested in talking with you further about joining you on one of your television episodes and perhaps collaborating on one of your newspaper columns.

    Kelly Ausman

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