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Easy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Easy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

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

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30 min
Prep Time
05 hrs 40 min
Total Time



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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    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.

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 325°F.

  4. STEP 4

    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 (1 serving)

260 Calories
12 Fat (g)
35 Cholesterol (mg)
580 Sodium (mg)
33 Carbohydrates (g)
3 Dietary Fiber
4 Protein (g)
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