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Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

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Mom’s Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes are perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any holiday celebration. They can be made ahead and served in a slow cooker, freeing up prime cooking space on Thanksgiving Day.

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds Russet Or Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1-½ Tablespoon Cream Or Milk
  • 1 package (8 Oz. Size) Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste
  • Butter, To Top Potatoes

Preparation

Peel and cut potatoes into 1- to 2-inch pieces. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add potatoes. Cook for 25–35 minutes or until cooked through. Drain potatoes.

Pour drained potatoes into a large mixing bowl and, using a paddle attachment, mix potatoes on low speed until mashed. Add butter and cream. Mix again until ingredients are incorporated. Scrape sides of bowl. Add softened cream cheese and sour cream. Stir on low.

Season potatoes with salt and pepper to taste. I usually do about 1 teaspoon of pepper and 2 teaspoons 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 9×13 inch baking pan and top with pieces of butter. Bake in a 350°F oven for 1 hour.

Note: 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.

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