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mashed potatoes in a dish

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Potatoes, Side Dish, Thanksgiving
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 people


  • 3 Lbs russet potatoes peeled and quartered
  • 5 tbsp stick salted butter
  • 3 tbsp cream cheese
  • 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.