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Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes


This is a perfect mashed potato recipe for when you've got a lot of things going. Make them the day ahead and then heat them up in the microwave to serve!

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  • 12 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 1 package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup minced chives, optional
  • 2 tablespoons milk


Servings 12
Preparation time 50mins
Cooking time 65mins


Step 1

Place the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15 to 20 minutes or until tender. Drain.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sour cream until smooth. Add potatoes; beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the butter, salt, paprika, pepper and chives if desired. Spoon into a greased 2-1/2-qt. microwave-safe dish. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 10 minutes, stirring once. Stir in milk. Microwave 5 minutes longer or until heated through.


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