Kittencal's Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In

"This dish may be assembled and refrigerate for up to 2 days in advance and will save you time and oven space for your holiday dinner but don’t wait until the holidays to make this! --- Use only russet potatoes, prep time includes boiling the potatoes"

Original is 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (295 g)
  • Calories 395.3
  • Total Fat - 20.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 13.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 57.6 mg
  • Sodium - 1033.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 37.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.5 g
  • Sugars - 2.9 g
  • Protein - 16.1 g
  • Calcium - 421.9 mg
  • Iron - 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 20.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Grease a 13 x 9-inch casserole dish.

Step 2

Cook potatoes in a large pot of boiling water with 1 tablespoon salt and 1 tablespoon white vinegar until just fork-tender (do not cook the potatoes until very soft just until a fork goes easily into the potatoes all the way) drain and place in a large bowl.

Step 3

Using an electric mixer beat the hot potatoes until just semi smooth and still a little chunky (I use my Kitchen Aid stand mixer for this).

Step 4

Add in cream cheese, sour cream, butter, onion powder, salt and black pepper. continue beating until combined and smooth.

Step 5

Spread the mixture into prepared baking dish.

Step 6

If desired you may sprinkle the top lightly with paprika, then allow to come down to room temperature.

Step 7

Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours the potatoes must be completely cooled before covering).


Step 8

Bake uncovered in a preheated 350 degree F oven about 25-30 minutes or hot.

Step 9

If desired sprinkle the shredded cheddar cheese on top and return to oven to melt (about 3 minutes).


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


I scaled the recipe back to make for 3 and was wishing I had made more though I did put on more cheese than was called for and I also sprinkled on some smoky paprika. Thoroughly enjoyed, thank you Kittencal, made for Alphabet Soup tag game.


review by:
(24 Apr 2015)

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