The holidays are busy and my Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes can help prepare for a holiday party, or just get a little bit ahead for weeknight meal prep!
I typically cook the holiday meal for my family at least once in the next few months. Depending on how many are coming for dinner there can be a lot of prep work involved. I love to prepare big family meals, but make-ahead recipes, like mashed potatoes, are one of my keys to success when preparing a large meal.
The idea of prepping mashed potatoes in advance might give some a pause to wonder if the potatoes will remain nice and fluffy- I can assure you that these potatoes are still just as delicious, and have the bonus of time-saving!
Check out some of these make-ahead favorites!
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What do I need to make Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes?
- Russet Potatoes
- Salted Butter
- Salt and Fresh Cracked Pepper
- Cream Cheese
- Whole Milk
- Chopped Parsley (optional garnish)
- Oven Safe Dish
- Hand-Mixer or Stand Mixer
Looking for more delicious potato recipes?!
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Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes
- 3 Lbs russet potatoes peeled and quartered
- 5 tablespoon stick salted butter
- 3 tablespoon cream cheese
- ⅔ cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Boil potatoes till tender. Drain and place in a large mixing bowl. Add butter and cream cheese and mix with an electric mixer while slowly adding the milk.
- Season with salt and pepper and top with remaining chives.
- To store, cover the potatoes tightly with foil and store in fridge till about ready to serve. Allow potatoes to come to sit at room temperature for 35 minutes. Place a few additional pats of butter on top. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F. Place potatoes in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until nice and warm. Serve immediately.
I love mashed potatoes so much. I need to try this make ahead version so I can have homemade ones for the holidays!
These sound very similar to my make-ahead mashed potatoes. They definitely come out fluffy and no one knows that you made them in advance!
Make ahead side dishes are always important for the holidays. My son would love it if I made these every week. 🙂
Inger @ Art of Natural Liivng
I love mashed potatoes. It's time for me to make my own sometime instead of relying on everyone else!
You had me at potatoes! And make ahead to boot? Yes please!? These look so delicious, too.