Easy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Easy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Prepare the potatoes one day ahead of time to ease meal preparation.

30 min. prep time
10 servings
151 Rating



8 cups (about 4 pounds) peeled potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 teaspoons salt
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3 ounces cream cheese, softened, cut into chunks


Paprika, if desired
Chopped fresh parsley, if desired


Place potatoes in 4-quart saucepan. Cover with water; add 2 teaspoons salt. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium. Cook potatoes 15-18 minutes or until fork tender. Drain.

Place hot, cooked potatoes in  bowl. Add 1/4 cup milk, butter and cream cheese; mash with potato masher or beat with hand mixer until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.  Place potatoes in 3-quart casserole. Cover; refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

Heat oven to 325°F.

Pour remaining 1/2 cup milk over potatoes. Cover; bake 30 minutes. Stir. Cover; continue baking 30-40 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with paprika and chopped parsley, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 260

Fat: 12g

Cholesterol: 35mg

Sodium: 580mg

Carbohydrates: 33g

Dietary Fiber: 3g

Protein: 4g

Recipe #12063©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I first used this recipe a few years back for Thanksgiving and everyone loved it. I know make it a staple side dish for my special meals. Kids and adults alike love it!

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