Monday, November 12, 2007

Make Ahead Mashed Potato Casserole

These are our favorite for the holidays.

5 lbs russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
8 oz cream cheese, room temp
8 oz sour cream, room temp
1/2 cup milk, warm
1 stick butter, softened
2 tsp onion powder, or garlic powder if you prefer
Salt & Pepper to taste

Add quartered potatoes to large pot of cold water and bring to boil .Cook for 20 min or until tender. Drain and transfer to large bowl. Beat potatoes and then beat in remaining ingredients. Transfer to greased 9x13 pan.

From here you can do either:
1. bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes until lightly golden on top & serve immediately.
2. Allow to cool 1/2 hour, cover and refrigerate for later. Then bake for 45min to 1 hour at 350 degrees prior to serving. or
3. Freeze and then defrost in fridge and follow 2.

serves 10-15


Harmony said...

Sounds delicious! Do you know how long it can be frozen for? A week, or two? A month? I'm looking to make Christmas dinner early this year :)

Michele said...

I've had mine frozen for at least a few months and they've been fine. Good idea!