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Do-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Posted by on Nov. 17, 2012 at 4:08 PM
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Do-Ahead Mashed Potatoes from the Betty Crocker site, I thought these might save some time!

Do-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

You Need:

medium potatoes (3 pounds)
cup milk
cup whipping (heavy) cream
cup butter or margarine
teaspoon salt
teaspoon pepper

To Make:

  • 1  Scrub potatoes. Leave skins on, if desired, or peel thinly and remove eyes. Cut into large pieces. Heat 1 inch water (salted if desired) to boiling in 3-quart saucepan; add potato pieces. Cover and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cook covered 20 to 25 minutes or until tender; drain. Shake pan gently over low heat to dry potatoes.
  • 2  Heat milk, whipping cream, butter, salt and pepper in 1-quart saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted. Measure out 1/4 cup of the milk mixture; cover and refrigerate.
  • 3  Add remaining milk mixture in small amounts to potatoes in medium bowl, mashing with potato masher or electric mixer after each addition. (Amount of milk needed to make potatoes smooth and fluffy depends on kind of potatoes used.) Beat vigorously until potatoes are light and fluffy.
  • 4  Spray 2-quart casserole with cooking spray. Spoon potatoes into casserole. Bake immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours.
  • 5  Heat oven to 350ºF. Pour reserved milk mixture over potatoes. Bake uncovered 40 to 45 minutes or until potatoes are hot. Just before serving, stir potatoes.


For extra flavor, sprinkle 1 cup crushed herb-seasoned croutons or shredded Parmesan cheese over mashed potatoes. Or place purchased basil pesto in a resealable plastic bag, snip off a tiny corner and drizzle pesto over potatoes.

Love garlic? Peel and finely chop 1 or 2 cloves and add to the potatoes before mashing in step 3.

Use a handheld potato masher for the fluffiest mashed potatoes. If using an electric mixer, do not mix too long; overmixing releases more starch from the potatoes and they can become gummy.


by on Nov. 17, 2012 at 4:08 PM
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by Member on Nov. 17, 2012 at 4:27 PM

I love potatoes cooked every way except mashed..I don't know what it is about mashed potatoes...

by on Nov. 17, 2012 at 4:29 PM
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by Margaret on Nov. 17, 2012 at 8:16 PM
Yum, this sounds good!
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by Jess on Nov. 18, 2012 at 5:29 PM


by Juanita on Nov. 18, 2012 at 5:55 PM
Mashed potatoes are yummy.
by Bronze Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 6:14 PM


by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Mashed potatoes are my favorite, but not leftovers. Do these still taste fresh?

by Bronze Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Love mashed potatoes

by Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 10:49 PM


by Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 1:49 AM

sounds good

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