The Best Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes for a Crowd | Kid Friendly Things To Do

The Best Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes for a Crowd | Kid Friendly Things To Do

Can you make your mashed potatoes hours ahead, or a day ahead and expect delicious fluffy mashed potatoes? Yep, with this recipe, you sure can. Your holidays just go a little easier with this Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes for a Crowd

mashed potatoes for a crowd

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes for a Crowd

holiday mashed potatoes

I’ll tell you right now, though…these are not a low calorie potato. This recipe has sour cream – yum. It also has cream cheese whipped into it – um, yum again.  Luckily, this mashed potatoes dish is fit for a crowd so you can share the calories.

baked mashed potatoes

Are you still with me? I hope so. You’re going to love this addition to your holiday table.

Do you need more side recipe for the holidays? Try these delicious recipes…

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes 

Spicy Jalapeno Deviled Eggs 

Grandma’s Famous Cranberry Salad 

How long can make ahead mashed potatoes be made in advance?

  • Make ahead mashed potatoes can be made up to 2 days in advance

oven baked mashed potatoes

Can I keep mashed potatoes warm in crock pot?

  • You can warm mashed potatoes on the lowest setting of your crock pot for up to 4 hours

make ahead mashed potatoes

How do you make oven baked mashed potatoes?

  1. Peel and boil 10 Russet potatoes
  2. Mash potatoes
  3. Add cream cheese, sour cream, salt, milk and butter
  4. Mix well and continue to mash if necessary
  5. Pour into a baking dish that is 9 x 13 inches
  6. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days
  7. Warm up to room temperature before baking – let it sit out, covered for about 30 minutes
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes

My top Amazon Picks for this recipe:
(affiliate links)

[box] [/box]

Here’s the printable recipe for you:


Make Ahead Oven Baked Mashed Potatoes

Fluffy and delicious mashed potatoes

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 45
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 810 Russet potatoes – peeled, cubed and boiled until tender
  • 8 oz. of cream cheese
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt or coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 5 Tbsp. of unsalted butter  – certainly add more if you like it buttery – 🙂 Up to 1 whole stick – total


  1. Mash the potatoes
  2. *use a potato ricer or an electric mixer to smooth out lumps
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well
  4. Continue to mash – if necessary to remove lumps
  5. Place in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish
  6. Cover and refrigerate
  7. When ready to bake, let the potatoes warm up to room temperature for about 30 minutes
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes


  • This can be made ahead, covered and refrigerated before baking. Let warm up to room temperature (for about 30 minutes) before baking.

To make garlic mashed potatoes – add 1 tsp. of garlic salt and cut back on the coarse salt

  • You can use table salt instead of kosher salt but only use 1 tsp.


  • Serving Size: 10

You’ll definitely want to sign up for access to the latest and the greatest.



~Melissa – Kid Friendly Things To Do

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Recipe rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.