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Friday, November 26, 2010

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Holiday meals always feel a bit like a one man circus in our kitchen.  I like this recipe because it cuts down on the craziness.  I can make them in the morning and leave them covered on the counter.  Then when the turkey comes out I pop in the mashed potatoes to get hot and it tastes like they were just made.  When I serve them with ham I will throw in a cup of shredded muenster cheese and a little extra milk.  You can adjust the amounts up or down.

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

12 russet potatoes
1/2 c butter
1 c milk or half and half
8 oz cream cheese
Salt and white pepper to taste (I use around 1 tsp of each)

  1. Peel and boil the potatoes till soft.
  2. Mash the potatoes with butter, milk, salt and pepper.
  3. Mash in the cream cheese till smooth.
  4. Put the potato mixture into a 9 x 13 dish.  Cover.
  5. When dinner is almost ready, bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven until hot, about 1/2 an hour.