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French Herbed Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes
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Butter Mixture

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 (6.5-ounce) package garlic herb spreadable cheese

2 tablespoons finely chopped shallots

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh thyme leaves  

1 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper


5 pounds (10 cups) potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup milk

Paprika, if desired

Chopped fresh thyme leaves, if desired

 *Substitute 2 teaspoons dried thyme leaves.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine all butter mixture ingredients in bowl. Beat at medium speed until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate.

  2. STEP 2

    Place potatoes into 6-quart saucepan. Cover with water; add 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium. Cook potatoes 15-18 minutes or until fork tender. Drain well.

  3. STEP 3

    Beat potatoes at low speed until coarsely mashed. Continue beating at medium speed, gradually adding butter mixture until smooth. Place potatoes into resealable plastic food container. Cover; refrigerate up to 2 days.

  4. STEP 4

    To reheat, spray inside of slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. Place potatoes into slow cooker. Pour 1/2 cup milk over potatoes. Cook, stirring halfway through, on High heat setting 3-4 hours, or Low heat setting 5-6 hours or until heated through. Sprinkle with paprika and thyme leaves, if desired.

Tip #1

Spreadable cheese is available in the self-serve deli or dairy section of the supermarket. It comes in several flavor varieties.

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