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!
Make Ahead Recipes for Thanksgiving
- Brown Sugar Spiced Sweet Potatoes by That Recipe
- Make Ahead Buttermilk Dinner Rolls by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Make Ahead Buttery Rolls by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes by Cheese Curd In PAradise
- Pickled Onions by Art of Natural Living
- Yummy Yeast Rolls by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
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?!
- Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes
- White Cheddar and Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
- Irish Colcannon with Bacon
Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes
- 3 Lbs russet potatoes peeled and quartered
- 5 tbsp stick salted butter
- 3 tbsp cream cheese
- 2/3 cup whole milk
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp 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.