Make-ahead mashed potatoes

Make-ahead mashed potatoesWith the Thanksgiving holiday only one day away, I’m sure many Americans will begin their preparations today.  A meal this enormous is no easy one-day task, which is why I’ve thankfully learned a secret for taking the load off on Thanksgiving day: Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes!  You can make these mashed potatoes up to three days before, which is great because it’s one less thing to think about on the day. All you’ll have to do is pop them in the oven for 30 minutes to bake them, and that’s it!

And on top of the convenience factor, they’re extremely moist and very tasty! Gluttonous, no doubt, but really good. They’re always a hit at our Thanksgiving table.

Here’s the recipe…

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes:

-9 large potatoes (6-6/12 lbs), mashed
-1 cup sour cream
-6 oz. cream cheese
-1 stick butter (roughly 115 grams)
-½ cup evaporated milk
-3 tsp onion salt (optional)
-Salt and Pepper

Peel and chop the potatoes and boil them in water until fork tender. Add the sour cream, cream cheese, butter and milk and mash together using a potato masher. Add the salt and pepper and continue mashing until the mixture is smooth and almost batter-like. (Mixture should be moist enough to pour into your baking dish.)

When mixture has cooled, pour into a baking dish. Top the mixture with a few scattered tablespoons of butter. Cover and refrigerate until ready to bake.

When needed, bake at 350°F for about 30 minutes.  Serve and enjoy!

For a printable version of this recipe, click here.



Comments (4)

November 26, 2008

Yum! This seems like a great recipe – even if you don’t have a thanksgiving dinner to prepare!
How much is 350°F in Celcius??

November 26, 2008

This sounds delicious. I love recipes you can make in advance.

November 26, 2008

This post has just made me really hungry.

November 27, 2008

The make-ahead-mashed-potatoes can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, but can be kept in the freezer for a few months! (Just in case you really want to get a jump on your holiday cooking.) Happy Holidays Girls!

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