Mom’s Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes
For as long as I can remember my mom was put in charge of making the mashed potatoes at our Scheuring family Christmas. Mom’s Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes are full of the “good stuff”, aka… butter, cream, cream cheese, and sour cream.
These potatoes could be made ahead of time and heated in a slow cooker or roaster depending on the size of group that was being fed.
Hence the addition of “make ahead” to the title, no one wants to be mashing the spuds as guests are arriving.
Side Note: How adorable is this spatula!?
My cousin Matt, before getting married this summer, begged and pleaded with my mom to make “the” potatoes for his rehearsal dinner. She agreed and afterwards was bombarded with “Jeanie. You have to give me the recipe for those potatoes!” from others who had attended the dinner.
Mom’s Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes are perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, or any holiday celebration.
Serve along with any main dish like roast beef, ham, turkey, or pork loin and your guests are sure to walk away happy.
Mom's Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes
- 5 lbs Russet or Yukon Gold Potatoes
- 3 Tbsp Butter
- 1-2 Tbsp Cream or Milk
- 1 pkg (8 oz) Cream Cheese, softened
- 1 cup Sour Cream
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Butter, to top potatoes
Peel and cut potatoes into 1 to 2 inch pieces. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the potatoes. Cook for 25-35 minutes or until cooked through. Drain the potatoes.
Pour the drained potatoes into a large mixing bowl and using a paddle attachment, mix the potatoes on low speed until mashed. Add in butter and cream. Mix again until ingredients are incorporated. Scrape sides of bowl. Add in softened cream cheese and sour cream. Stir on low. Season potatoes with salt and pepper to taste. I usually do about 1 tsp of pepper and 2 tsp of salt. Mix until all the ingredients are combined.
Potatoes can be kept in refrigerator for a few days (or freezer for a few months) until they are ready to be heated. When ready to bake pour potatoes into a greased 9x13 inch baking pan and top with pieces of butter. Bake in a 350°F oven for 1 hour.
The recipe can also be doubled and heated in a slow cooker over low for a few hours, stirring occasionally. If you need to feed a huge crowd, quadruple the recipe and heat in a large electric roaster.