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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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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!!

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

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

  • not sure - maybe try a cooking website ??

    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.

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

  • yes they can be frozen

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

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