Cheesy Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes Recipe + VIDEO


These Cheesy Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes are so creamy and perfect for the holidays! No more rushing around before Christmas dinner — simply reheat and serve! Includes step by step recipe video.

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These Cheesy Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes are so creamy and perfect for the holidays! No more rushing around before Christmas dinner -- simply reheat and serve! Includes step by step recipe video. | make ahead meal | meal prep | cheesy mashed potatoes | cream cheese mashed potatoes | Christmas | Thanksgiving | Easter | holiday dinner


Friends! How is it that we are just days away from Christmas??

Every year it seems to come more and more quickly. I think the chaos of having young kids and all their busyness, plus this year we have a kid in school, it seems to make life move at warp speed, especially around the holidays.

With a 5-year-old and an almost-3-year-old and a newborn this year, we are definitely looking for ways to make our life a little easier this time of year. These make ahead mashed potatoes are perfect for minimizing holiday dinner stress!

And you can make them whenever you can carve out 20 minutes to yourself — i.e., whenever those crazy kids will allow it. Because we all know newborns have a sixth sense for knowing just when you need your hands free and needing a little extra love right at that moment 😉

These Cheesy Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes are so creamy and perfect for the holidays! No more rushing around before Christmas dinner -- simply reheat and serve! Includes step by step recipe video. | make ahead meal | meal prep | cheesy mashed potatoes | cream cheese mashed potatoes | Christmas | Thanksgiving | Easter | holiday dinner

One thing that makes these mashed potatoes even easier is these Little Charmers from The Little Potato Company. The skin is so thin and the texture is so creamy, you don’t need to peel or chop or anything before boiling and mashing. They are one of my favorite time-saving hacks in the kitchen! (Even though I gave up on peeling potatoes long, long ago!)

I would love to hear about the ways you make life easier this time of year! Dinner prep tips or ways to manage time when there’s just not enough? I’m going to be needing allllll the advice this year 😉

These Cheesy Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes are so creamy and perfect for the holidays! No more rushing around before Christmas dinner -- simply reheat and serve! Includes step by step recipe video. | make ahead meal | meal prep | cheesy mashed potatoes | cream cheese mashed potatoes | Christmas | Thanksgiving | Easter | holiday dinner

Tips and Tricks for Making these Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes:

  • I know a lot of people would use sour cream in mashed potatoes instead of cream cheese. I actually am not a fan of sour cream, but feel free to swap it out if you prefer!
  • If you want to experiment even more, feel free to change up your cheeses and herbs for a totally unique combination!

*This post is generously sponsored by The Little Potato Company as part of my ambassadorship — thank you for supporting the brands that keep us fed!

Watch the recipe video and see how easy they are to make!

Serves 8-10     adjust servings

Cheesy Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes Recipe + VIDEO

Preparation 10 minutes Prep Time

Cook Time 45 minutes Cook Time

Total Time 0:55 Total Time

These Cheesy Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes are so creamy and perfect for the holidays! No more rushing around before Christmas dinner — simply reheat and serve! Includes step by step recipe video.

These Cheesy Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes are so creamy and perfect for the holidays! No more rushing around before Christmas dinner -- simply reheat and serve! Includes step by step recipe video. | make ahead meal | meal prep | cheesy mashed potatoes | cream cheese mashed potatoes | Christmas | Thanksgiving | Easter | holiday dinner

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs Little Potatoes (I used Little Charmers Yellow Potatoes)
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup 1% milk
  • 1 (8oz) package low fat cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided

Instructions

In a large pot of boiling salted water (ensure that the potatoes are just covered), cook potatoes until tender (no need to peel or chop!), about 12-15 minutes. Drain.
Add broth, milk, cream cheese, salt, garlic powder, dried parsley, and pepper and mash until smooth. Stir in chives and 1 cup cheese.
Lightly grease a 9×13″ baking dish and spread potatoes in the pan. Top with remaining 1 cup cheese and cover in foil. Refrigerate up to 24 hours, until ready to bake, or bake immediately.
To bake: preheat oven to 350 degrees F and bake for 30 minutes or until hot. Uncover and broil if desired. Garnish with chives if desired.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 314kcal Calories from fat 129
% Daily Value
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 602mg 25%
Carbohydrate 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 13g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Thanks to The Little Potato Company for sponsoring this giveaway! 

The Little Potato Company wants to give YOU a free month of Little Potatoes —Just leave a comment below telling me how you would enjoy your free Little Potatoes to enter!

Giveaway is open to Canadian or U.S. residents over the age of majority. Giveaway is open from December 11, 2017 until December 18, 2017 at 11:59 pm CST. Winner will be selected at random and notified within 24 hours of the contest ending. Winner must correctly answer a skill testing question and respond within 48 hours of initial email or a new winner will be chosen. 

 



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