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


  • Peel and quarter potatoes. Place in proper size pan and cover with cold water and cook until tender. Drain and mash potatoes.
  • Beat cream cheese into potatoes and add sour cream, salt, garlic salt and chives. Beat well. Beat in milk until desired consistency.
  • Spoon into 2 quart glass serving dish or casserole. Dot with butter and sprinkle with paprika. Cover.
  • Microwave on high 8-9- minutes or until heated through.
  • 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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