Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes Recipe

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes Recipe

How To Make Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

If you’re craving a side dish and don’t have the time, then this one’s for you! Make ahead mashed potatoes are easy to make and delicious.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 10 minutes
Total: 1 hour 25 minutes



  • 5lbspotaes,russets, yukon gold or a combination, peeled and cut in 2-inch chunks
  • salt
  • 3garlic cloves,peeled and whole
  • 1small fresh rosemary,sprig
  • 3tbspunsalted butter
  • 8ozcream cheese,full fat, room temperature
  • ½cupyogurt,plain or greek, or sour cream
  • ¼tspfresh rosemary,minced
  • 2tspkosher salt
  • tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • chives for garnish


  1. Place peeled cut potatoes in a large saucepan, cover with an inch of cold water. Add 2 teaspoons of salt to the water. Add the garlic cloves and rosemary sprig.

  2. Heat on high to bring to a boil, then reduce to low, cover to maintain a simmer until the potatoes are just cooked through for about 10 to 12 minutes.

  3. Once the potatoes are done, drain the potatoes. Discard the rosemary sprig, save the garlic cloves with the potatoes.

  4. While the potatoes are still hot, use either a potato masher or a potato ricer to roughly mash the potatoes and the garlic cloves in a large bowl.

  5. In a large upright mixer, add the riced or roughly mashed potatoes into the mixer bowl, along with 2 tablespoons of butter, the softened cream cheese, and the yogurt.

  6. Mix on low to start, then increase the speed to medium and mix just until everything is well incorporated. Stir in the minced rosemary, salt, and pepper. Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.

  7. Butter generously the inside of a 2-quart casserole dish. Add the mashed potatoes, and spread out in an even layer. Dot with the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter.

  8. When ready to make, remove from refrigerator and let sit for an hour to come to room temperature. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 45 minutes until the top is lightly browned.


  • Calories: 146.89kcal
  • Fat: 14.56g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.54g
  • Trans Fat: 0.17g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.71g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.59g
  • Carbohydrates: 2.37g
  • Fiber: 0.10g
  • Sugar: 1.64g
  • Protein: 2.35g
  • Cholesterol: 44.62mg
  • Sodium: 117.76mg
  • Calcium: 51.34mg
  • Potassium: 72.40mg
  • Iron: 0.17mg
  • Vitamin A: 145.04µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.53mg
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