Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword mashed potatoes, potato, russet potatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
reheating 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 254 kcal
Author Jennie Duncan


  • 2 pounds russest potatoes
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • Optional Milk as needed for desired texture


  1. Start by washing, peeling, and dicing potatoes. Place them in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and allow them to cook until tender. Once tender drain water out and then return to stove top on low heat.

  2. Add cream cheese and butter and use a potato masher to mash potatoes. Add in salt and pepper (add more or less to taste) and mix. 

  3. Add half and half and mashed again. Keep mashing with a potato masher or use a hand mixer to get really creamy potato texture. Add potato to a casserole dish. 

  4. Allow to cool to room temperature then cover and place in the fridge. These potatoes should stay good covered and in the fridge for 1-2 days. 

  5. When ready to reheat uncover and place in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until potatoes are heated through. 

    I garnished mine with dried parsley flakes for pictures. 

Nutrition Facts
Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 334mg14%
Potassium 812mg23%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 4g16%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 530IU11%
Vitamin C 20.9mg25%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.