Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Very tasty, holiday or any day recipe


  • 10 medium potatoes (about 4 lbs)
  • 1 package (3 oz) cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 cup (8 oz) sour cream
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped chives (optional)
  • 1/2 to 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • Paprika


  1. Peel and quarter potatoes. Place in proper size pan and cover with cold water and cook until tender. Drain and mash potatoes.
  2. Beat cream cheese into potatoes and add sour cream, salt, garlic salt and chives. Beat well. Beat in milk until desired consistency.
  3. Spoon into 2 quart glass serving dish or casserole. Dot with butter and sprinkle with paprika. Cover.
  4. Microwave on high 8-9- minutes or until heated through.
  5. TIPS – Potatoes can be made a day ahead and refrigerated overnight. To reheat in step 4, microwave 14-16 minutes or until center is just about heated, rotating dish once. Let stand covered at least 10 minutes. Can reheat in oven 350 degrees also until hot in center.
Source: Fullerton Assistance League

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