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Freezing mashed potatoes?

Can mashed potatoes be frozen? I have potatoes that will end up going bad if I don't do something with them soon. I was thinking of making mashed potatoes and then using them to make potato bread. However, we're about to go on vacation and I'm not going to have time to make the bread before we leave. Would it be possible to mash the potatoes, freeze them, and then use them to make the bread when I come back?

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tinamatt

Asked by tinamatt at 3:08 PM on Jun. 30, 2011 in Food & Drink

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  • I don't know. Try it, and see what they look and smell look like when you get back. Have a great vaca!!
    yesmaam

    Answer by yesmaam at 3:09 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • I don't think so........but one never knows......worth a shot!
    Dahis

    Answer by Dahis at 3:18 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • Don't they have mashed postatoes in TV Dinners? Not sure what they do to be able to freeze it.
    pookiekins34

    Answer by pookiekins34 at 3:22 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • Yes, you can freeze them. It may change the consistency a tad (not as smooth) but they totally can be frozen. If you're going to make it into bread, consistency shouldn't matter.
    cheekycherub

    Answer by cheekycherub at 3:23 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • Mashed potatoes freeze great :) Especially if you make them a little on the wet side, extra cream or butter.
    alphamom26

    Answer by alphamom26 at 3:37 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • not sure - maybe try a cooking website ??
    barrelracer1977

    Answer by barrelracer1977 at 3:39 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • Definitely - I've done it quite a few times. I make a double batch and freeze half in a gallons ziploc freezer bag. If you bog them down with butter, milk, and other stuff, they'll likely seperate a little while thawing, but if you freeze them plain, they'll be fine.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:55 PM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • yes they can be frozen
    Christmaslver68

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 9:34 AM on Jul. 1, 2011

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